[ bahy-law ]
/ ˈbaɪˌlɔ /
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.
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Examples from the Web for bylaw
The motion was adopted, and the Parliamentary and Bylaw Committee were requested to prepare a petition against the scheme.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
That Bylaw was not the offspring of a forecast, an intuition, it was certainly born of a sorrowful experience.Christian Science|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for bylaw
/ (ˈbaɪˌlɔː) /
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 for bylaw
C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse bӯr dwelling, town; see bower 1, law 1
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