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English definition of “statute”

statute

noun [C or U]     /ˈstætʃ.uːt/
a law that has been formally approved and written downRules and laws statute 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.Rules and laws
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