statutory instrument

statutory instrument
noun
English law : a rule, order, or administrative regulation having the force of law promulgated by the crown in council, a minister, a local authority, a corporation or other body under power delegated by Parliament

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ˌstatutory ˈinstrument 7 [statutory instrument] noun (law)
a law or other rule which has legal status

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