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bylaw

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(1) A local or subordinate law; a private law or regulation made by a corporation for its own governing.
(2) A law that is less important than a general law or constitutional provision, and subsidiary thereto; a rule relating to a matter of detail; as in, civic societies often adopt a constitution and by-laws for governing their members.
 
Medspeak
A standing rule which governs the regulations of a society’s internal affairs—e.g., voting rights, attendance at meetings, membership, termination of membership, contracting rights and procedures for income distribution.
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Centre operations manager Malcolm Lumsden said that most of CSC's centres had no-smoking policies but Eldon Square was different in that it needed a byelaw.
The MetroCentre in Gateshead, also owned by CSC, will become no smoking on January 5 - but no byelaw has been applied there.
A report to Newcastle City Council's constitutional committee, which meets today, states that: "We would not be following a precedent for this byelaw."
Contravening these byelaws could lead to prosecution and a fine.