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statute

Any law enacted by a state legislature.

statute (stach´ūt),

n a law enacted and established by a legislative department of government.
statute of frauds,
n a requirement that, for legal validity, contracts for conveying real property or contracts for the performance of personal services requiring a year or more to perform must be in writing.
statute of limitations,
n a statute that sets a time limit within which legal action on certain causes of action must be brought.
statute, wrongful death,
n a statute that provides for the recovery of damages by a party other than the party who received the fatal injuries.