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statutenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈstætʃ.uːt/
a ​law that has been ​formallyapproved and written downstatute book UK When a ​law is on or ​reaches the statute ​book, it has been ​formallyapproved and written down and can be used in a ​lawcourt.
(Definition of statute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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statutenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈstætʃ·ut/
a ​law that has been ​formallyapproved and written down: [U] The ​salaries of most ​federalworkers are set by statute.
statutory
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈstætʃ·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
(Definition of statute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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statutenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈstætʃuːt/ LAW
a ​law that has been ​formallyapproved and ​recorded: Many ​state and ​federal statutes already ​coveridentitytheft.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)
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