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statute

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

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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.
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.
"And the King commandeth and forbiddeth, that from henceforth neither fairs nor markets be kept in Churchyards, for the honour of the Church." - STATUTES : 13 Edw.
"They are, Miss Eyre, though they absolutely require a new statute: unheard-of combinations of circumstances demand unheard-of rules."
However, if these good Haudriettes were, for the moment, complying with the statutes of Pierre d'Ailly, they certainly violated with joy those of Michel de Brache, and the Cardinal of Pisa, which so inhumanly enjoined silence upon them.
The Dubai International Arbitration Centre ('DIAC') is a regional arbitration centre created by a statute in 1994 as part of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the 'Chamber').
The government, in moving forward, will look into the compatibility of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the local culture, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
After the Philippines' pullout from the International Criminal Court (ICC) took effect on Sunday, the Assembly of States Parties said it was hoping the country would rejoin the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of ICC, 'in the future.'
* Florida Statute, [section]501 -0117: determined to be unconstitutional
After acknowledging that the delayed reporting of sexual abuse by victims led to the expiration of the statute of limitations for many claims, this Note examines instances in which states have used statutes that criminalize obstruction of justice, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, failure to report suspected child abuse in violation of a duty, and child endangerment to prosecute supervisory priests and the Church.
In general, taxing jurisdictions may issue assessments for periods otherwise barred by the standard statute of limitation if the taxpayer owes additional tax because of the Internal Revenue Service's examination of the taxpayers federal tax return or the taxpayer's amendment of its federal tax return.
What does statute barred mean in relation to debts?