statute (Q820655)

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formal written document that creates law, including acts, executive orders, and by-laws
  • legislative act
  • legislation
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statute
formal written document that creates law, including acts, executive orders, and by-laws
  • legislative act
  • legislation

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Compendium of Office Practices II (English)
Edicts of government, such as judicial opinions, administrative rulings, legislative enactments, public ordinances, and similar official legal documents are not copyrightable for reasons of public policy. This applies to such works whether they are Federal, State, or local as well as to those of foreign governments.
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statutes
Acts of a legislature declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something, expressed according to the forms necessary to constitute law. For regulations having the force of law issued by a government agency in order to interpret or implement the provisions of a statute, use "administrative regulations." (English)
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legislative acts
Laws or statutes passed by a legislature. (English)
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