- an enactment made by a legislature and expressed in a formal document.
- the document in which such an enactment is expressed.
Origin of statute
Examples from the Web for statute
Another bombshell: There is no statute of limitations on rape in the Commonwealth of Virginia.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pennsylvania, where the assault is alleged to have taken place, has a 12-year statute of limitations on sexual assault.No Wonder Cosby's Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted|Jay Michaelson|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to the memo, Miller then asked what the statute of limitations in Illinois was and to define what the allegations meant.
It helped too that crime was no longer at the top of voter concerns, but the statute of limitations apparently has run out.
Those excuses would do little to dissuade those enforcing the statute, if the U.S. had concrete proof of the suspected killings.
They accordingly repealed that statute, with the exception of the part which related to the High Commission.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Among other things this statute required contracts of suretyship to be in writing to be enforceable.
Do not most look on it merely in the light of the statute of swearing?On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John Ruskin
The strife over the Statute of Labourers grew fiercer and fiercer, and a return of the plague heightened the public distress.History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)|John Richard Green
Our statute divides the real estate among the nearest of kin, without regard even to sex.The Chainbearer|J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for statute
- an enactment of a legislative body expressed in a formal document
- this document