n. An ordinance or law; specifically, a law promulgated in writing by a legislative body; an enactment by a legislature; in the United States, an act of Congress or of a State or Territorial legislature passed and promulgated according to constitutional requirements; in Great Britain, an act of Parliament made by the Sovereign by and with the advice of the Lords and Commons.n. The act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a permanent rule or law: as, the statutes of a university.n. In foreign and civil law, any particular municipal law or usage, though not resting for its authority on judicial decisions or the practice of nations.n. A statute-fair.n. Same as special statute.n. An English statute of 1571 (13 Eliz., c. 5), reënacted in nearly all of the United States, which declares all conveyances of property with intent to delay, hinder, or defraud creditors to be void as against such creditors.n. An English statute of 1585 (27 Eliz., c. 4) making void all conveyances of land made with intent to deceive purchasers.n. An English statute or ordinance of 1283 (11 Edw. I.) for the collection of debts.n. Another of 1285 (13 Edw. I.) for the same purpose.n. Synonyms Enactment, Ordinance, etc. See law.To ordain; enact; decree or establish.n. A compilation of all statutes enacted by a legislature during a session or a series of sessions. The United States Statutes at Large run consecutively from March 4, 1789. Session laws, pamphlet laws, public laws, and general public laws are other names for statutes at large.