Meaning of “statute” in the English Dictionary

"statute" in British English

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(Definition of “statute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"statute" in American English

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statutenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈstætʃ·ut/

a law that has been formally approved and written down:

[ U ] The salaries of most federal workers are set by statute.
statutory
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈstætʃ·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/

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"statute" in Business English

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statutenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈstætʃuːt/ us LAW

a law that has been formally approved and recorded:

Many state and federal statutes already cover identity theft.
by statute A Christmas bonus is not covered by statute as your wages and your holidays are.

(Definition of “statute” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)