statute (n.)
law, decree, regulation
Cor I.i.82[First Citizen to Menenius, of the patricians] provide more piercing statutes daily to chain up and restrain the poor
MA III.iii.77[Dogberry to Verges] any man that knows the statutes [F Statues]
MM V.i.318[disguised Duke to Escalus] the strong statutes / Stand like the forfeits in a barber's shop
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