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Statute refers to laws that are written and officially recorded, not informal or customary laws. SlideThe prohibition of smoking in public places was established by statute.
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Statutes are created through formal governmental or legislative action. SlideAfter much debate, the statute for environmental protection was passed by parliament.
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Certain phrases like 'by statute' or 'under statute' indicate legal obligation or compliance. SlideEmployers must pay minimum wage by statute.