By-law

Definition of By-law

By´-law`   Pronunciation: bī´-lạ`
n.1.A local or subordinate law; a private law or regulation made by a corporation for its own government.
There was likewise a law to restrain the by-laws, or ordinances of corporations.
- Bacon.
The law or institution; to which are added two by-laws, as a comment upon the general law.
- Addison.
2.A law that is less important than a general law or constitutional provision, and subsidiary to it; a rule relating to a matter of detail; as, civic societies often adopt a constitution and by-laws for the government of their members. In this sense the word has probably been influenced by by, meaning secondary or aside.
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