- a standing rule governing the regulation of a corporation's or society's internal affairs.
- a subsidiary law.
- British. an ordinance of a municipality or community.
Origin of bylaw
- a rule made by a local authority for the regulation of its affairs or management of the area it governs
- a regulation of a company, society, etc
- a subsidiary law
Word Origin and History for byelaw
late 13c., bilage "local ordinance," from Old Norse or Old Danish bi-lagu "town law," from byr "place where people dwell, town, village," from bua "to dwell" (see bower) + lagu "law" (see law). So, a local law pertaining to local residents, or rule of a corporation or association. Sense influenced by by.