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statute

A law enacted by a state or by the federal government.

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The Vale "veasts" were not the common statute feasts, but much more ancient business.
I haven't been at one these twenty years, but I have been at the statute fairs in some west-country towns, where servants are hired, and greater abominations cannot be found.
Nevertheless, by a higher law, the property will, year after year, write every statute that respects property.
He needs no library, for he has not done thinking; no church, for he is a prophet; no statute book, for he has the lawgiver; no money, for he is value; no road, for he is at home where he is; no experience, for the life of the creator shoots through him, and looks from his eyes.
"They are, Miss Eyre, though they absolutely require a new statute: unheard-of combinations of circumstances demand unheard-of rules."
While the contracts clause creates a general rule against new statutes impairing existing declarations, there are, of course, exceptions to the rule.
S9558 (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980's Section 309) does not preempt state statutes of repose.
Criminal statutes of limitations limit the exposure of an individual to prosecution to a certain period following the commission of the crime.
Nevertheless, the EMA and IME statutes are clear and unambiguous.
IN THE PAST 10 YEARS, MORE THAN 25 STATES HAVE ENACTED SPECIFIC BUILDER-FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTION DEFECT NOTICE AND RESOLUTION STATUTES THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR SUBROGATION CLAIMS.
Abdul-Aziz Muhaydin Khoja has approved the basic statute for the literary clubs and the accompanying internal statutes.
According to the court, when two statutes addressing the same subject matter are in conflict, the more specific statute will govern.