Bylaw meaning

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A secondary law.
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A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization.
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Any of a set of rules adopted by an organization or assembly for governing its own meetings or affairs.
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A local custom or law of a settlement or district.
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A rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.
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A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization (e.g., corporation or business).
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Origin of bylaw

  • Middle English bilawe body of local regulations Danish by-lag township ordinance Old Norse bȳr settlement bheuə- in Indo-European roots Old Norse lagu law legh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of byrlaw, but popularly interpreted as by- (“town”) +‎ law. Compare Danish bylov (“municipal law”).

    From Wiktionary