Bylaw vs Statute - What's the difference?

bylaw | statute |


As nouns the difference between bylaw and statute

is that bylaw is a local custom or law of a settlement or district while statute is written law, as laid down by the legislature.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

bylaw

English

Alternative forms

* byrlaw (obsolete) * by-law, bye-law, byelaw

Noun

(en noun)
  • A local custom or law of a settlement or district.
  • A rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.
  • A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization (e.g., corporation or business).
  • See also

    * bylaw officer

    statute

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Written law, as laid down by the legislature.
  • (legal) (Common law) Legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law by those it governs.
  • Derived terms

    * statutory * statutorily * statutory rape

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