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noun [countable/uncountable] statute pronunciation in British English /ˈstætʃuːt/
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  1. a law passed by a government and formally written down
    The statute was passed as an emergency measure to deal with the strike.
    by statute: The government is required by statute to consult local authorities.
    under (a) statute: The men have been charged under a federal anti-terrorism statute.
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    1. a.
      a written rule made by an organization or institution
      Under the statutes of the University, they had no right to dismiss him.
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