bylaw

noun
by·​law | \ ˈbī-ˌlȯ How to pronounce bylaw (audio) \
variants: or less commonly byelaw

Definition of bylaw

1 : a rule adopted by an organization chiefly for the government of its members and the regulation of its affairs
2 : a local ordinance

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Examples of bylaw in a Sentence

the club's bylaws bar any member whose annual dues remain unpaid from voting in the election

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Calgary’s cannabis bylaw forbids consumption for recreational use in public places, with violations incurring fines of C$100 ($76.30). Reuters, The Mercury News, "Calgary makes it official: No weed at the Stampede," 5 July 2019 Shortly thereafter, the PRCA passed bylaws barring ERA cowboys from entering their events, including the NFR. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 The conference bylaws require UConn to pay a $10 million withdrawal fee and give 27 months' notice before leaving. Cincinnati.com, "AP sources: UConn in talks to leave American Athletic Conference, move back into Big East," 23 June 2019 The conference bylaws require UConn to pay a $10 million withdrawal fee and give 27 months' notice before leaving. Pat Eaton-robb, baltimoresun.com, "UConn in talks to move back to Big East," 22 June 2019 The conference bylaws require UConn to pay a $10 million withdrawal fee and give 27 months’ notice before leaving. BostonGlobe.com, "Andy Murray is hot on the comeback trail," 22 June 2019 But that requires ¾ approval of owners to terminate another owner, according to the NBA constitution and bylaws. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Analysis: What's next for Warriors after Kyle Lowry incident? They should oust Mark Stevens," 7 June 2019 The sporting body says the bylaw is crucial to protecting the interests... Sara Germano, WSJ, "Olympic Athletes in Germany Seize Advertising Win," 27 Feb. 2019 One bylaw restricts pets on any part of the beach from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. May 15 to Sept. 15. Linda Greenstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Newbury delays deciding whether dogs allowed on beach," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bylaw

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bylaw

Middle English bilawe, probably from Old Norse *bȳlǫg, from Old Norse bȳr town + lag-, lǫg law

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bylaw

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bylaw

US : a rule that an organization (such as a club or company) makes and that its members must follow
: a law or regulation that is made by a local government and that applies only to the local area

bylaw

noun
by·​law | \ ˈbī-ˌlȯ\

Legal Definition of bylaw

1 : a rule adopted by an organization chiefly for the government of its members and the management of its affairs
2 : a local ordinance often used in pl.

History and Etymology for bylaw

Middle English bilage, bilawe local law, probably ultimately from Old Norse bȳr town + lǫg law

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