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?
* byrlaw (obsolete)
* by-law, bye-law, byelaw
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).
* bylaw officer
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.
* statutory rape