Statute Definitions for Land Surveyors

statute-1An established rule; formal regulation. 2 Law passed and enacted by a legislative body and set forth in a formal document. A statute generally repeals all earlier laws and inactivates conflicting common law. 3 Such a document.

statute law—See law, statute.

statute mile—See mile, statute; airline distance; mile, nautical; mile.

statute of limitations—A statute assigning a certain time after which rights cannot be enforced by action.

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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