Statute

Definition of Statute

Stat´ute   Pronunciation: ~ũt
n.1.An act of the legislature of a state or country, declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something; a positive law; the written will of the legislature expressed with all the requisite forms of legislation; - used in distinction from common law. See Common law, under Common, a.
2.An act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a permanent rule or law; as, the statutes of a university.
3.An assemblage of farming servants (held possibly by statute) for the purpose of being hired; - called also statute fair.
Statute book
a record of laws or legislative acts.
Statute cap
a kind of woolen cap; - so called because enjoined to be worn by a statute, dated in 1571, in behalf of the trade of cappers.
- Blackstone.
Statute fair
See Statute, n., 3, above.
- Halliwell.
Statute labor
a definite amount of labor required for the public service in making roads, bridges, etc., as in certain English colonies.
Statute merchant
(Eng. Law) a bond of record pursuant to the stat. 13 Edw. I., acknowledged in form prescribed, on which, if not paid at the day, an execution might be awarded against the body, lands, and goods of the debtor, and the obligee might hold the lands until out of the rents and profits of them the debt was satisfied; - called also a pocket judgment. It is now fallen into disuse.
Statute mile
See under Mile.
- Tomlins.
Statute of limitations
(Law) a statute assigning a certain time, after which rights can not be enforced by action.
Statute staple
a bond of record acknowledged before the mayor of the staple, by virtue of which the creditor may, on nonpayment, forthwith have execution against the body, lands, and goods of the debtor, as in the statute merchant. It is now disused.
- Blackstone.

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