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bylaw

[ bahy-law ]
/ ˈbaɪˌlɔ /
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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

First recorded in 1325–75; by- + law1; replacing Middle English bilawe, equivalent to by “town” (from Scandinavian; compare Danish by ) + lawe “law”
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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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