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How to Pronounce statutes?

Correct pronunciation for the word "statutes" is [stˈat͡ʃuːts], [stˈat‍ʃuːts], [s_t_ˈa_tʃ_uː_t_s].

"Statutes" in context

Statutes are laws stated in writing by an authority and serve as the basis for the legal system. They provide a specific set of rules for the public at large. Statutes are different from common law, which is law established by courts of justice. Common law is derived from the precedent set by prior cases, while statutes are commanded by a higher authority.

Statutes are authored by legislative bodies, such as a state's legislature. They're often referred to as statutory law. In the United States, there are various statutes that govern the country and state. These include the federal laws, such as those in the U.S.

What are similar-sounding words for statutes?

Usage over time for statutes:

This graph shows how "statutes" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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