The definition of a statute is a written law passed by a legislature or decree by a ruler.(noun)
When the legislature makes a law that establishes rules for a specific type of taxation, this is an example of a statute.
See statute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr statut < LL statutum, neut. of L statutus, pp. of statuere: see statue
See statute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French estatut
Origin: , from Late Latin statūtum
Origin: , from neuter of Latin statūtus
Origin: , past participle of statuere, to set up
Origin: , from status, position; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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