any of a set of rules adopted by an organization or assembly for governing its own meetings or affairs
Origin of bylawMiddle English bi-laue ; from bi, village (; from Old Norse b?r ; from b?a, to dwell: see bondage) + laue, law: meaning influenced, influence by by
- A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization.
- A secondary law.
Origin of bylawMiddle English bilawe, body of local regulations; akin to Danish by-lag, township ordinance : Old Norse b&ymacron;r, settlement; see bheu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots + Old Norse *lagu, law; see legh- in Indo-European roots.