bylaw

or bye·law

[ bahy-law ]
/ ˈbaɪˌlɔ /

noun

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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Origin of bylaw

1325–75; by- + law1; replacing Middle English bilawe, equivalent to by town (< Scandinavian; compare Danish by) + lawe law

Words nearby bylaw

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Example sentences 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

bylaw

bye-law

/ (ˈbaɪˌlɔː) /

noun

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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