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  1. bylawnoun

    a rule adopted by an organization in order to regulate its own affairs and the behavior of its members


  1. bylawnoun

    A local custom or law of a settlement or district.

  2. bylawnoun

    A rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.

  3. bylawnoun

    A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization (e.g., corporation or business).


  1. bylaw

    A by-law (bye-law, by(e)law, by(e) law), or as it is most commonly known in the United States bylaws, is a set of rules or law established by an organization or community so as to regulate itself, as allowed or provided for by some higher authority. The higher authority, generally a legislature or some other government body, establishes the degree of control that the by-laws may exercise. By-laws may be established by entities such as a business corporation, a neighborhood association, or depending on the jurisdiction, a municipality. In the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth countries, the local laws established by municipalities are referred to as by(e)-laws because their scope is regulated by the central governments of those nations. Accordingly, a bylaw enforcement officer is the Canadian equivalent of the American Code Enforcement Officer or Municipal Regulations Enforcement Officer. In the United States, the federal government and most state governments have no direct ability to regulate the single provisions of municipal law. As a result, terms such as code, ordinance, or regulation, if not simply law, are more common.


  1. bylaw

    A bylaw is a rule or regulation established by an organization or community to regulate itself, as allowed or provided for by some higher authority. Bylaws are typically created to control the internal affairs or actions of the organization and are often used by corporations, municipalities, or groups.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bylaw

    Bye-law, bī′-law, n. the law of a city, town, or private corporation: a supplementary law or regulation. [The same as Byrlaw, from Ice. byarlög, Dan. by-lov, town-law; Scot. bir-law; from Ice. bua, to dwell. See Bower. By, town, is the suffix in many place-names. The by in bylaw is generally confused with the preposition.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bylaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bylaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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