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bylaw

[ bahy-law ]

noun

  1. a standing rule governing the regulation of a corporation's or society's internal affairs.
  2. a subsidiary law.
  3. British. an ordinance of a municipality or community.


bylaw

/ ˈbaɪˌlɔː /

noun

  1. a rule made by a local authority for the regulation of its affairs or management of the area it governs
  2. a regulation of a company, society, etc
  3. a subsidiary law


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bylaw1

First recorded in 1325–75; by- + law 1; replacing Middle English bilawe, equivalent to by “town” (from Scandinavian; compare Danish by ) + lawe “law”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bylaw1

C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse bӯr dwelling, town; see bower 1, law 1

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Example Sentences

Board President Sharon Belton-Cottman said to 2 on Your Side that the board will need to hold a formal meeting to discuss the situation before she comments and shared the options of consequence are limited according, due to the school board’s bylaws.

Perhaps that’s an important distinction for the party’s bylaws.

The club’s bylaws require a candidate to receive a 60 percent or more majority vote among club members to secure an endorsement.

The bylaws also prohibit the club from endorsing a non-Democrat in an election in which a Democratic candidate is running.

They all follow the same bylaws, they’re all expected to follow the same rules.

The motion was adopted, and the Parliamentary and Bylaw Committee were requested to prepare a petition against the scheme.

That Bylaw was not the offspring of a forecast, an intuition, it was certainly born of a sorrowful experience.

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