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statute

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈstætʃ.uːt/ us  
a law that has been formally approved and written downstatute book UK When a law is on or reaches the statute book, it has been formally approved and written down and can be used in a law court.
Translations of “statute”
in Spanish estatuto…
in French loi…
in German das Gesetz…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成文法, 法令,法規…
in Russian закон, устав…
in Turkish yasa, kanun, nizam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成文法, 法令,法规…
in Polish ustawa, prawo…
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