savings statute


: a statute explicitly excepting certain proceedings, remedies, penalties, rights, or liabilities from the effect of a repeal, amendment, or law

called also saving statute

Dictionary Entries Near savings statute

Cite this Entry

“Savings statute.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!