- 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
Related Words for bylawcase, statute, requirement, code, constitution, charter, mandate, decision, act, legislation, decree, precedent, regulation, ruling, charge, measure, order, covenant, enactment, injunction
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Historical Examples of bylaw
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)
The motion was adopted, and the Parliamentary and Bylaw Committee were requested to prepare a petition against the scheme.Norfolk Annals
- 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
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.