statute etymology

English word statute comes from Latin statuo

Detailed word origin of statute

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
statuo Latin (lat) I decide, make up (my mind). I erect. I establish, determine, fix (the form or character of). I hold up, stop, end. I set up, station (in an upright position).
statutus Latin (lat)
statutum Late Latin (LL)
statut Old French (fro)
status Middle English (enm)
statute English (eng) (legal, common law) Legislated rule of society which has been given the force of law by those it governs.. Written law, as laid down by the legislature.

Words with the same origin as statute

Descendants of statuo
constitution constitutional institute institution prostitute statue substitute