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Synonyms for statute
ˈstætʃ ut, -ʊt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legislative act, statute(adj)

    an act passed by a legislative body

    legislative act


  2. codified, statute(p)(adj)

    enacted by a legislative body

    "statute law"; "codified written laws"


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. statute

    Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in common use, the term is applied to any legislative act, however imperfect or unjust. Command and commandment are personal and particular; as, the commands of a parent; the ten commandments. An edict is the act of an absolute sovereign or other authority; we speak of the edict of an emperor, the decree of a court. A mandate is specific, for an occasion or a purpose; a superior court issues its mandate to an inferior court to send up its records. Statute is the recognized legal term for a specific law; enactment is the more vague and general expression. We speak of algebraic or chemical formulas, municipal ordinances, military orders, army regulations, ecclesiastical canons, the rules of a business house. Law is often used, also, for a recognized principle, whose violation is attended with injury or loss that acts like a penalty; as, the laws of business; the laws of nature. In more strictly scientific use, a natural law is simply a recognized system of sequences or relations; as, Kepler's laws of planetary distances. A code is a system of laws; jurisprudence is the science of law, or a system of laws scientifically considered, classed, and interpreted; legislation, primarily the act of legislating, denotes also the body of statutes enacted by a legislative body. An economy (Greek oikonomia, primarily the management of a house) is any comprehensive system of administration; as, domestic economy; but the word is extended to the administration or government of a state or people, signifying a body of laws and regulations, with the entire system, political or religious, especially the latter, of which they form a part; as, the code of Draco, Roman jurisprudence, British legislation, the Mosaic economy. Law is also used as a collective noun for a system of laws or recognized rules or regulations, including not only all special laws, but the principles on which they are based. The Mosaic economy is known also as the Mosaic law, and we speak of the English common law, or the law of nations. Polity (Greek politeia, from polis, a city) signifies the form, constitution, or method of government of a nation, state, church, or other institution; in usage it differs from economy as applying rather to the system, while economy applies especially to method, or to the system as administered; an economy might be termed a polity considered with especial reference to its practical administration, hence commonly with special reference to details or particulars, while polity has more reference to broad principles.

    canon, code, command, commandment, decree, economy, edict, enactment, formula, jurisprudence, law, legislation, mandate, order, ordinance, polity, principle, regulation, rule

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. statute

    enactment, law, act, decree, ordinance, legislation, edict

    custom, conventionality, prescription, use, precedent, usage

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. statute(n.)

    law, act, enactment, ordinance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. statute(n)


    Associated words:
    statutable, statutory, purview

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    status, statutes, basic, estatuto, statut, regulations, act, law, charter

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  1. Elizabeth Tippett:

    You're not going to see a front page news article about the fact that the legislature has changed the statute of limitations for harassment claims or has altered the legal standards, but these things actually matter a lot when you're in the litigation.

  2. Wendy Davis:

    I will classify sexual assault at the same level as other heinous crimes such as murder and manslaughter and human trafficking, which have no statute of limitations, eight states are already doing so.

  3. Bill Cassidy:

    There is a federal statute requiring that vaccine information statements should be given. That is a federal requirement, and in the name of liberty we should rely therefore upon states and localities to make a further requirement, but they typically do require an informed consent. So that's important to know, not to be misled by... not to be misled regarding that.

  4. Jay Stanley:

    Do we want to be in a world where machine security guards are watching our every move and blowing the whistle on every petty violation of every law, rule, statute or guideline? that's potentially a nightmare vision.

  5. Benton District Attorney John Haroldson:

    There isn't a statute requirement for you to present your driver's license when you are riding a bicycle.

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