Definition of 'statute'
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This should be recognised by a new statute of limitations. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There was no statute of limitations in this case. Richard TempleThey are a long way from the statute book. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has little or no basis either in case law or statute. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The plans are landing on the statute book. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He insisted that common law and statute did allow for exceptional circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The statute of limitations specifies the deadline for filing a civil lawsuit. Christianity Today (2000)The plan is unlikely to reach the statute book. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He will not face charges as the statute of limitations on the alleged crimes has expired. The Sun (2014)Such measures are on the statute book but not in force. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But there is no statute of limitations on suffering. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My client annoyed the judge so much that she threw her statute book at him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Employers are concerned because these statutes require them to balance compliance with their duty to keep their workforces safe. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The defendant's case was that the letters were sent as required by the statute. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The lack of a statute law database highlights one of the ironies of British public life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet existing statute law decreed that such agreements were only one factor in the balance, she said. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This does not require statute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Bills regularly make reference to other statute law without any further explanation, making them impossible for anyone without specialist legal knowledge to understand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The charter is the Conservatives' alternative to a new statute to verify a new press regulator. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But with a new statute, judges would'still have to draw the line. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Prime Minister made clear during his evidence to the inquiry that his instinct was against any new statute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)First, he does not think that he should have to sit on the panel appointing his successor, as required by statute. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'statute'
British English: statute NOUN
A statute is a rule or law which has been made by a government or other organization and formally written down.
The new statute covers the protection of children.
Definition of statute from the Collins English Dictionary
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