What does Statute mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
חֻקַּ֥ת statute 6
חֻקַּ֤ת statute 6
לְחֻקַּ֣ת statute 5
חָק־ statute 4
לְחָק־ statute 3
חֹ֥ק statute 2
לְחֻקַּ֥ת statute 2
לְחֹ֔ק statute 1
לְחֹ֤ק statute 1
לְחֹ֑ק statute 1
חֹ֣ק statute 1
חֻקַּ֖ת statute 1
קְיָם֙ decree 1
וּקְיָ֛ם decree 1

Definitions Related to Statute


   1 Statute, ordinance, limit, enactment, something prescribed.
      1a Statute.


   1 Statute, ordinance, limit, something prescribed, due.
      1a prescribed task.
      1b prescribed portion.
      1c action prescribed (for oneself), resolve.
      1d prescribed due.
      1e prescribed limit, boundary.
      1f enactment, decree, ordinance.
         1f1 specific decree.
         1f2 law in general.
      1g enactments, statutes.
         1g1 conditions.
         1g2 enactments.
         1g3 decrees.
         1g4 civil enactments prescribed by God.


   1 decree, Statute.

Frequency of Statute (original languages)

Frequency of Statute (English)


Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Statute Bloody
Or the law of the six articles; a law enacted in the reign of Henry VIII. which denounced death against all those who should deny the doctrine of transubstantiation; or maintain the necessity of receiving the sacrament in both kinds, or affirm that it was lawful for priests to marry, that vows of celibacy might be broken, that private masses were of no avail, and that auricular confession to a priest was not necessary to salvation.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Statute
A law or commandment. It could be from God or an earthly ruler. Different statutes of God were given by Moses to God's people (Exodus 15:25-26 ). Joseph was able to create laws as a ruler in Egypt (Genesis 47:26 ).
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Statute
The statutes of the covenant range from apodictic law (thou shalt not under any circumstances), to casuistic law (if this is the case, then do this), to detailed descriptions of ritual regulations to be observed by the priests and the community. For Israel, everything required by the covenant was a matter of life and blessing, if properly observed, or of death and cursing, if ignored or forsaken. There are no circumstances that allow for the antisocial act of one human being killing another human being with no legal sanction: thou shalt not commit murder.
Ignorance of a given statute was no excuse. Any failure to obey a statute, ordinance, or judgment of the law was a sin. The statutes related to sacrifices for the unwitting sin are a good example of case law. If someone was guilty of an unwitting sin, the sinner performed the sacrifice when he learned of his sin (Leviticus 4 ).
Leviticus 10 provides a good example of ritual law based on a specific case that results in an apodictic statute: Nadab and Abihu had been drinking before they entered the tabernacle to perform their duties. Because they were unable to distinguish "between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, " they died in a blaze of fire before Yahweh. Thus, the everlasting statute through all generation is given. Priests are to drink no wine or strong drink when performing their duties lest they die (vv. 1-11).
Israel understood that the statutes applied to everyone equally, whether native born or resident alien. Uriah the Hittite is a good example of an alien who had joined himself to Yahweh and Israel. His faithful adherence to the statutes related to holy war resulted in his "murder" by David. This incident also illustrates another important point. When an Israelite sinned against another human being, he also sinned against the community and Yahweh. There was no distinction between public and private morality (Deuteronomy 29:18-21 ).
A theological problem that continues to haunt us today is taking the promise of God's blessing for observance of all the statutes as an almost magical formula. One tries to evaluate his or her relationship with God in terms of outward circumstances. If everything is fine, one is basking in God's favor. If one is ill or oppressed or poor, one is under God's curse and needs to repent of sin or lack of faith. The Book of Job deals with this issue. The parable of Lazarus and the rich man speaks to it as well. Often our faith in God is in spite of circumstances, not because of them (Luke 16:19-31 ; cf. Jeremiah 44 ).
Mark D. McLean
See also Command, Commandment ; Law
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Statute, Ordinance
A. Nouns.
Chôq (חֹק, Strong's #2706), “statute; prescription; rule; law; regulation.” This noun is derived from the verb haqaq, “to cut in, determine, decree.” Chôq occurs 127 times in biblical Hebrew.
The first usage of hoq is in Gen. 47:22: “Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion [1] assigned them of Pharaoh.…” This word is frequent in Deuteronomy and Psalms and rare in the historical books and in the prophets. The meaning of chôq in the first occurrence (Gen. 47:22) differs from the basic meaning of “statute.” It has the sense of something allotted or apportioned. A proverb speaks about “the food that is my portion” (Prov. 30:8, NASB; KlV, “food convenient for me”; literally, “food of my prescription or portion”). Job recognized in his suffering that God does what is appointed for him: “For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me [2] …” (23:14). The “portion” may be something that is due to a person as an allowance or payment. The Egyptian priests received their income from Pharaoh (Gen. 47:22), even as God permitted a part of the sacrifice to be enjoyed by the priests: “And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’ [3] for ever from the children of Israel: for it is a heave offering …” (Exod. 29:28).
The word chôq also signifies “law,” or “statute.” In a general sense it refers to the “laws” of nature like rain: “When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder” (Job 28:26; cf. Jer. 5:22); and the celestial bodies: “He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass” (Ps. 148:6 cf). “Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever” (Jer. 31:35-36). Moreover, the word chôq denotes a “law” promulgated in a country: “And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s” (Gen. 47:26).
Finally, and most important, the “law” given by God is also referred to as a chôq: “When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes [1] of God, and his laws [5]” (Exod. 18:16). The word’s synonyms are mitswah, “commandment”; mishpat, “judgment”; berit, “covenant”; torah, “law”; and ‘edut, “testimony.” It is not easy to distinguish between these synonyms, as they are often found in conjunction with each other: “Ye shall diligently keep the commandments [6] of the Lord your God, and his testimonies [1]00, and his statutes [1], which he hath commanded thee” (Deut. 6:17).
Chûqqâh (חֻקָּה, Strong's #2708), “statute; regulation; prescription; term.” This noun occurs about 104 times.
Chûqqâh is found for the first time in God’s words of commendation about Abraham to Isaac: “Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments [6], my statutes [10], and my laws [5]” (Gen. 26:5), together with its synonyms mishmeret, mitswah, and torah. The primary use of chûqqâh is in the Pentateuch, especially in Leviticus and Numbers. It is extemely rare in the poetical books and in the prophetic writings (except for Jeremiah and Ezekiel).
The meaning of “fixed” is similar to the usage of choq, in the sense of the laws of nature: “Thus saith the Lord; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth” (Jer. 33:25; cf. Job 38:33). Even as the Israelites had a period of rainfall from October to April, there was a fixed period of harvest (from April to June): “Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest” (Jer. 5:24). ln addition to regularity of nature, the word chûqqâh signifies regular payment to the priests: “Which the Lord commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations” (Lev. 7:36).
In non-religious usage, the word $%% refers to the customs of the nations: “After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances” (Lev. 18:3; cf. 20:23). The reason for the requirement to abstain from the pagan practices is that they were considered to be degenerate (Lev. 18:30).
The most significant usage of chûqqâh is God’s “law.” It is more specific in meaning than choq. Whereas choq is a general word for “law,” chûqqâh denotes the “law” of a particular festival or ritual. There is the “law” of the Passover (Exod. 12:14), Unleavened Bread (Exod. 12:17), Feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:41), the Day of Atonement (Lev. 16:29ff.), the priesthood (Exod. 29:9), and the blood and fat (Lev. 3:17).
The word chûqqâh has many synonyms. At times it forms a part of a series of three: “Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments [6], and his judgments [13], and his statutes [1]9, which I command thee this day” (Deut. 8:11), and at other times of a series of four: “Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge [5], and his statutes [1]9 and his judgments [13], and his commandments [6], always” (Deut. 11:1; cf. Gen. 26:5 with torah instead of mishpat).
The “statutes” of people are to be understood as the practices contrary to God’s expectations: “For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the home of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels, that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people” (Mic. 6:16). The prophet Ezekiel condemned Judah for rejecting God’s holy “statutes”: “And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes [1]9 more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes [1]9, they have not walked in them” (Ezek. 5:6). He also challenged God’s people to repent and return to God’s “statutes” that they might live: “If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die” (Ezek. 33:15).
The Septuagint gives the following translations of both choq and chûqqâh: prostagma (“order; command; injunction”); dikaioma (“regulation; requirement; commandment”); and nomimos (“lawful; conformable to law”). A translation of choq is duatheke (“last will; testament; covenant”). A translation of chûqqâh is nomos (“law”).
B. Verb.
Châqaq (חָקַק, Strong's #2710), “to cut in, determine, decree.” This root is found in Semitic languages with the above meaning or with the sense “to be true” (Arabic), “to be just” (Akkadian). This verb occurs less than 20 times in the Old Testament.
Châqaq is used in Isa. 22:16 with the meaning “to cut in”: “… That graveth a habitation for himself in a rock.” In Isa. 10:1 the verb is used of “enacting a decree”: “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed.”
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Statute of Provisors
English statute of Edward III incidental to the controversy between the English kings and the Court of Rome, concerning filling of ecclesiastical benefices by means of papal provisions. It enacts that elections of bishops shall be free, that owners of advowsons shall have free collation and presentment, and that attempted reservation, collation, or provision by the Court of Rome shall cause the right of collation to revert to the king.

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Purview - ) The body of a Statute, or that part which begins with " Be it enacted, " as distinguished from the preamble. ) The limit or scope of a Statute; the whole extent of its intention or provisions
Articles, Six - Articles of faith imposed by a Statute of King Henry VIII in 1539. Also known as the Six-stringed Whip, or Bloody Statute, from the merciless persecutions to which it gave rise
Six Articles - Articles of faith imposed by a Statute of King Henry VIII in 1539. Also known as the Six-stringed Whip, or Bloody Statute, from the merciless persecutions to which it gave rise
Six-Stringed Whip - Articles of faith imposed by a Statute of King Henry VIII in 1539. Also known as the Six-stringed Whip, or Bloody Statute, from the merciless persecutions to which it gave rise
Processioning - ) A proceeding prescribed by Statute for ascertaining and fixing the boundaries of land
Lancegaye - Its use was prohibited by a Statute of Richard II
Repeal - ) Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a Statute; the repeal of a law or a usage. ) To recall, as a deed, will, law, or Statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the legislature; as, to repeal a law
Psephism - ) A proposition adopted by a majority of votes; especially, one adopted by vote of the Athenian people; a Statute
Cessavit - ) A writ given by Statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure
Owling - ) The offense of transporting wool or sheep out of England contrary to the Statute formerly existing
Obsolete - ) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete Statute; - applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances
Perjury - By Statute the penalties of perjury are imposed on the making of willfully false affirmations
Proviso - ) An article or clause in any Statute, agreement, contract, grant, or other writing, by which a condition is introduced, usually beginning with the word provided; a conditional stipulation that affects an agreement, contract, law, grant, or the like; as, the contract was impaired by its proviso
Preamble - ; specifically, the introductory part of a Statute, which states the reasons and intent of the law
Schedule - ) A written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially, a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a Statute, etc
Mercy: Abuse of - A certain member of that parliament wherein a Statute for the relief of the poor was passed, was an ardent promoter of that Act. He asked his steward when he returned to the country, what the people said of that Statute
Copyright - ) The right of an author or his assignee, under Statute, to print and publish his literary or artistic work, exclusively of all other persons
Enactment - ) That which is enacted or passed into a law; a law; a decree; a Statute; a prescribed requirement; as, a prohibitory enactment; a social enactment
Assize - ) A Statute or ordinance in general. Specifically: (1) A Statute regulating the weight, measure, and proportions of ingredients and the price of articles sold in the market; as, the assize of bread and other provisions; (2) A Statute fixing the standard of weights and measures
Acre - This is the English Statute acre
Venire Facias - (1):...
A writ in the nature of a summons to cause the party indicted on a penal Statute to appear
Ordinance - ) A rule established by authority; a permanent rule of action; a Statute, law, regulation, rescript, or accepted usage; an edict or decree; esp
Motorcycle - In Great Britain the term motor cycle is treated by Statute (3 Ed VII
Workmen's Compensation Act - A Statute fixing the compensation that a workman may recover from an employer in case of accident, esp
Statute of Provisors - English Statute of Edward III incidental to the controversy between the English kings and the Court of Rome, concerning filling of ecclesiastical benefices by means of papal provisions
Ampere - Statute as, one tenth of the unit of current of the C
Statute - The Statutes of the covenant range from apodictic law (thou shalt not under any circumstances), to casuistic law (if this is the case, then do this), to detailed descriptions of ritual regulations to be observed by the priests and the community. ...
Ignorance of a given Statute was no excuse. Any failure to obey a Statute, ordinance, or judgment of the law was a sin. The Statutes related to sacrifices for the unwitting sin are a good example of case law. ...
Leviticus 10 provides a good example of ritual law based on a specific case that results in an apodictic Statute: Nadab and Abihu had been drinking before they entered the tabernacle to perform their duties. Thus, the everlasting Statute through all generation is given. ...
Israel understood that the Statutes applied to everyone equally, whether native born or resident alien. His faithful adherence to the Statutes related to holy war resulted in his "murder" by David. ...
A theological problem that continues to haunt us today is taking the promise of God's blessing for observance of all the Statutes as an almost magical formula
Flaw - ) A defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a Statute
Volt - ) The unit of electro-motive force; - defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampere
Ordinance - An ordinance may be a law or Statute of sovereign power. It may also signify a decree, edict or rescript, and the word has sometimes been applied to the Statutes of Parliament, but these are usually called acts or laws
Mayne, Cuthbert, Blessed - Convicted of high treason under the Statute of Elizabeth, he was executed, November 29,
Zelophehad - Having left no sons, his daughters, concerned lest their father's name should be "done away from among his family," made an appeal to Moses, who, by divine direction, appointed it as "a Statute of judgment" in Israel that daughters should inherit their father's portion when no sons were left (Numbers 27:1-11 )
Ohm - As defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893, and by United States Statute, it is a resistance substantially equal to 109 units of resistance of the C
Rubric - ) The title of a Statute; - so called as being anciently written in red letters
Provision - ) That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the Statute has many provisions
Barrel - ...
In America, the contents of a barrel are regulated by Statutes. In New York, a barrel of flour by Statute must contain either 196 lb. In general, the contents of barrels, as defined by Statute, in this country, must be from 28 to 31 1/2 gallons
Limitation - ) A certain period limited by Statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit
Acre - it retained its original signification, that of any open field, until it was limited to a definite quantity by Statutes 31. This is the English Statute acre
Fat - It shall be a perpetual Statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood
League - 6 English Statute miles of 5
Measure - (a) Hok, Isaiah 5:14 , elsewhere "statute
Swearing - By the last Statute against this crime, 19 George II
Discontinuance - This effect of such alienation is now obviated by Statute in both England and the United States
Divorce - It is true, as far as the Mosaic Statute or the civil law was concerned, the husband had a right thus to do; but it is equally clear, that the ground of just separation must have been, not a trivial, but a prominent and important one, when it is considered, that he was bound to consult the rights of the woman, and was amenable to his conscience and his God. Our Lord agreed with the school of Shammai as far as this, that the ground of divorce should be one of a moral nature, and not less than adultery; but he does not appear to have agreed with them in their opinion in respect to the Mosaic Statute. On the contrary, he denied the equity of that Statute, and in justification of Moses maintained, that he permitted divorces for causes below adultery, only in consequence of the hardness of the people's hearts, Matthew 5:31-32 ; Matthew 18:1-9 ; Mark 10:2-12 ; Luke 16:18 . Wives, who were considered the property of their husbands, did not enjoy by the Mosaic Statutes a reciprocal right, and were not at liberty to dissolve the matrimonial alliance by giving a bill of divorce to that effect
Benefice - These revenues may arise from: property, movable or immovable owned by the benefice; obligatory contributions made by a family or some moral person; the voluntary offerings of the faithful or stole fees to be paid according to diocesan Statute or laudable custom; the choir distributions, except a third part of the same, if the entire revenues consist of such distributions
Heresy - What doctrines shall therefore be adjudged heresy, was left by our old constitution to the determination of the ecclesiastical judge, who had herein a most arbitrary latitude allowed him; for the general definition of an heretic, given by Lyndewode, extends to the smallest deviations from the doctrines of the holy church: "Haereticus est qui dubitat de fide Catholica, et qui negligit servare ea quae Romana ecclesia statuit, seu servare decreverat:" or, as the Statute, 2 Hen. By Statute 2 Henry V. Afterwards, when the reformation began to advance, the power of the ecclesiastics was somewhat moderated; for though what heresy is was not then precisely defined, yet we are told in some points what it is not; the Statute 25 Hen. " The same Statute established a mixed jurisdiction of clergy and laity for the trial and conviction of heretics; Henry being equally intent on destroying the supremacy of the bishops of Rome, and establishing all their other corruptions of the Christian religion. all former Statutes relating to heresy are repealed; which leaves the jurisdiction of heresy as it stood at common law, viz. But the principal point now gained was, that by this Statute a boundary was for the first time set to what should be accounted heresy; nothing for the future being to be so determined, but only such tenets which have been heretofore so declared, ...
1. if any person, educated in the Christian religion, or professing the same, shall, by writing, printing, teaching, or advised speaking, deny any one of the persons in the Holy Trinity to be God, or maintain that there are more Gods than one, he shall undergo the same penalties and incapacities which were inflicted on apostasy by the same Statute
Toleration Act - That neither the Statute made in the 23d of Elizabeth, intituled. An act to retain the Queen's Majesty's Subjects in their due obedience; " nor the Statute made in the 20th year of the said Queen, "for the more speedy and due execution of certain branches of the former act;" nor that clause of a Statute made in the 1st year of the said Queen, intituled "An act for the Uniformity of common Prayer, " &c. whereby all persons are required to resort to their parish church or chapel, upon pain of punishment by the censures of the church; and also upon pain that every person so offending, shall forfeit for every such offence twelve pence; nor the Statute made in the 3d year of the late King James, inituled "An act for the better discovering and repressing Popish Recusants;" nor that other Statute, intituled ...
"An act to prevent and avoid dangers which may grow by Popish Recussants;" nor any other law or Statute of this realm made against Papists or Popish Recusants, shall be construed to extend to any person or persons dissenting from the Church of England, that shall take the oaths (of allegiance and supremacy) and shall make and subscribe the declaration (against Popery;) which oaths and declaration the justices of the peace at the general sessions of the peace for the county, or place where such persons shall live, are hereby required to administer to such persons as shall offer themselves to make and subscribe the same, and thereof to keep a register; and likewise, none of the persons aforesaid shall give or pay, as any fee or reward, to any officer belonging to the court, above the sum of sixpence, for his entry of his taking the said oaths, &c. That no person dissenting from the church of England in holy orders, or pretended holy orders, or pretending to holy orders, nor any preacher or teacher of any congregation of Dissenting Protestants, that shall make and subscribe the declaration aforsaid, and take the said oaths at the General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to be held for the county, town, parts, or division where such person lives, which court is hereby empowered to administer the same, and shall also declare his approbation of and subscribe the Articles of Religion mentioned in the Statute made in the 13th of Q. and every such person shall be exempted from all the pains and penalties of all and every the aforementioned Statutes, &c
Adultery - By the laws of Connecticut, the sexual intercourse of any man, with a married woman, is the crime of adultery in both: such intercourse of a married man, with an unmarried woman, is fornication in both, and adultery of the man, within the meaning of the law respecting divorce but not a felonious adultery in either, or the crime of adultery at common law, or by Statute
Treason - In England, to imagine or compass the death of the king, or of the prince, or of the queen consort, or of the heir apparent of the crown, is high treason as are many other offenses created by Statute
Apparel - The Statute forbidding men to wear female apparel (Deuteronomy 22:5 ) referred especially to ornaments and head-dresses
Statute, Ordinance - ...
Chôq (חֹק, Strong's #2706), “statute; prescription; rule; law; regulation. 47:22) differs from the basic meaning of “statute. ...
The word chôq also signifies “law,” or “statute. ...
Finally, and most important, the “law” given by God is also referred to as a chôq: “When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the Statutes [1] of God, and his laws [5]” ( Statutes [1], which he hath commanded thee” ( Statutes [10], and my laws [5]” ( Statute for ever throughout their generations” ( Statutes [14], which I command thee this day” ( Statutes [14] and his judgments [13], and his commandments [6], always” ( Statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the home of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels, that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people” ( Statutes [14] more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my Statutes [14], they have not walked in them” ( Statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die” ( Plead - ) To allege or cite in a legal plea or defense, or for repelling a demand in law; to answer to an indictment; as, to plead usury; to plead Statute of limitations; to plead not guilty
Booty - ...
David "made a Statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day" that the part of the army which guarded the families and baggage should share equally in the spoil with the troops actually engaged
Decree - ]'>[5] ‘statute,’ which is used in various places of God’s sovereign appointments in nature and providence ( Job 28:26 , Psalms 148:6 , Proverbs 8:29 , Jeremiah 5:22 , Zephaniah 2:2 )
Haeretico Comburendo - But this Statute does not extend to take away or abridge the jurisdiction of Protestant archbishops, or bishops, or any other judges of any ecclesiastical courts, in cases of atheism, blasphemy, heresy, or schism; but they may prove and punish the same, according to his majesty's ecclesiastical laws, by excommunication, deprivation, degradation, and other ecclesiastical censures, not extending to death, in such sort, and no other, as they might have done before the making of this act
Test Act - Is the Statute 25 Car. 2, which directs all officers, civil and military, to take the oaths, and make the declaration against transubstantiation, in the Court of King's Bench or chancery, the next term, or at the next quarter sessions, or (by subsequent Statutes) within six months after their admission; and also within the same time to receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, according to the usage of the church of England, in some public church, immediately after divine service or sermon, and to deliver into court a certificate thereof, signed by the minister and church-warden: and also to prove the same by two credible witnesses, upon forfeiture of five hundred pounds, and disability to hold the said office
Blasphemy - are offences by the common law, and punishable by fine, imprisonment, and pillory; and, by the Statute law, he that denies one of the persons in the Trinity, or asserts that there are more than one God, or denies Christianity to be true, for the first offence is rendered incapable of any office; for the second, adjudged incapable of suing, being executor or guardian, receiving any gift or legacy, and to be imprisoned for years. According to the law of Scotland, blasphemy is punished with death: these laws, however, in the present age, are not enforced; the legislature thinking, perhaps, that spiritual offences should be left to be punished by the Deity rather than by human Statutes
Convocation - The power of the convocation is limited by a Statute of Henry VIII
Commandment - 26:5, where mitsvâh is synonymous with choq (“statute”) and torah (“law”): “Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my Statutes, and my laws
Fat - It shall be a perpetual Statute for your generations, throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood," Leviticus 3:17
Law - A law is that which is laid, set or fixed, like Statute, constitution, from L. Municipal law, is a rule of conduct prescribed by the supreme power of a state, commanding what its subjects are to do, and prohibiting what they are to forbear a Statute. Written law, a law or rule of action prescribed or enacted by a sovereign, and promulgated and recorded in writing a written Statute, ordinance, edict or decree. As this law can be traced to no positive Statutes, its rules or principles are to be found only in the records of courts, and in the reports of judicial decisions
Chaplain - According to a Statute of Henry VIII
Appeal - This may be done after trial and judgment in the lower court or by special Statute or agreement, a party may appeal before trial, upon a fictitious issue and judgment
Gross - Gross weight has lately been abolished in Connecticut by Statute, May, 1827
Clergy - Benefit of Clergy was a privilege whereby a clergyman claimed to be delivered to his ordinary to purge himself of felony, and which anciently was allowed only to those who were in orders; but, by the Statute of 18th Eliz. ...
Clergymen are incapable of sitting in the house of commons; and by Statute 21 Henry VIII
Bar - To prohibit to restrain or exclude by express or implied prohibition as, the Statute bars my right the law bars the use of poisoned weapons. To obstruct, prevent or hinder by any moral obstacle as, the right is barred by time, or by Statute a release bars the plaintiff's recovery
Atonement, Day of - On the day of atonement they were also to afflict their souls, and that by a Statute for ever. ...
The day of Atonement being once a year — once every year, by a perpetual Statute — stands in strong contrast to the one perfect sacrifice of the Lord Jesus, by which the believer is perfected in perpetuity
Abstinence - ...
In England, abstinence from flesh has been enjoined by Statute, even since the reformation; particularly on Fridays and Saturdays, on vigils and on all days commonly called fish days
Law - ) Any edict, decree, order, ordinance, Statute, resolution, judicial, decision, usage, etc
Bottle - With regard to the principle of fasting, the affinity of mind and body that connects sorrow with sighing (Isaiah 35:10) abundantly authorizes the observance under naturally suitable circumstances, but fasting by Statute has usually been found to be linked, both as cause and effect, with ecclesiastical segregation and asceticism
Chancellor - He has power, with the lord treasurer, to lease the crown lands, and with others, to compound for forfeitures on penal Statutes. ...
In the United States, a chancellor is the judge o a court of chancery or equity, established by Statute
Bar - ) To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, to bar the entrance of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the Statute bars my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the plaintiff's recovery; - sometimes with up
Athaliah - Joash was duly anointed, crowned, and received the testimony or law, the Statute book of his reign (Deuteronomy 17:18-20)
Maryland - The Act was restored to the Statute-books, 1658, when Lord Baltimore's authority was again acknowledged, and was in force until the Protestant revolution of 1689
Molech - Certain rabbinic writers describe a hollow bronze Statute in the form of a human but with the head of an ox
Vain - text may be literally rendered, ‘And their fearing me is become (וֵחְּחִי) a Statute of men which they have learned. text, so that the clause would then have meant, ‘And their fearing me is vain—a Statute of men which they have learned!’ This brilliant emendation of the text is adopted by Turpie (OT in the New (1868), 196) and Nestle (Expos
Trust - In the United States severe Statutes against trusts have been passed by the Federal government and in many States, with elaborate statutory definitions. ) An equitable right or interest in property distinct from the legal ownership thereof; a use (as it existed before the Statute of Uses); also, a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another
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Fine - Fines are usually prescribed by Statute, for the several violations of law or the limit is prescribed, beyond which the judge cannot impose a fine for a particular offense
All - ” This word represents the “whole offering” from which the worshiper does not partake: “It is a Statute for ever unto the Lord; it shall be wholly burnt” ( England - After their oppression during the Commonwealth, with the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 they looked forward to a recompense for their services, but the king, recognizing the strong anti-Catholic feeling throughout the nation, kept the penal laws on the Statute book and at intervals issued proclamations banishing Jesuits and other priests from the kingdom. In 1778 the first Catholic Relief Act was passed, repealing the worst features of the Statute of 1699, and defining a new oath of allegiance which a Catholic could take without denying his religion. The Catholic Relief Act of 1927 revoked various minor Statutes and removed the tax on charitable bequests and endowments formerly required from Catholics
Arbitration - The arrangement may be purely private, or in accordance with special Statute; the application is multifarious
Ten Commandments - (8) It is marked by wonderful simplicity and brevity such a contrast to our human legislation, our British Statute-book for instance, which it would need an elephant to carry and an OEdipus to interpret
Blood - ” The high value of life as a gift of God led to the prohibition against eating “blood”: “It shall be a perpetual Statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood” ( Province - Each province was governed according to a definite Statute, which determined the administrative procedure and defined the privileges of individual cities in it
Province - After the commissioners, in consultation with the victorious general, had studied the conditions fully, they made a report to the Senate, which thereupon drafted a lex prouinciCE, which remained for the future the Statute regulating the conditions under which that province was to be governed, the taxes to be paid, etc. For each Roman province there was in existence a special Statute of this nature
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Common Law, in Great Britain and the United States, the unwritten law, the law that receives its binding force from immemorial usage and universal reception, in distinction from the written or Statute law. Some of these rules may have originated in edicts or Statutes which are now lost, or in the terms and conditions of particular grants or charters but it is most probable that many of them originated in judicial decisions founded on natural justice and equity, or on local customs. This court is variously constituted in different states, and its powers are defined by Statutes
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“Covenant” is parallel or equivalent to the Hebrew words dabar (“word”), hoq (“statute”), piqqud (“precepts”— Idolatry, - Images were set up on the corn-floors, in the wine-vats, and behind the doors of private houses, (Isaiah 57:8 ; Hosea 9:1,2 ) and to check this tendency the Statute in (27:15) was originally promulgated
Citizenship - This must often have been done without the authority of any Statute, but no one was ever disfranchised in consequence
Red Heifer - And this was to be both to the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourned among them, for a Statute for ever
Joshua, Book of - Thus a covenant was made with the people that day, a Statute, and an ordinance in Shechem
Slave, Slavery (2) - Even thieves were not to be reduced to a state of permanent slavery; and while the disorganization of trade due to a strict observance of the Sabbatic law of Deuteronomy 15:1-11 was prevented by Hillel’s Statute of Prosbol, which made registered debts always recoverable, other means were adopted of freeing poor Jews from the burden of their mortgages than that of their reduction to actual servitude
Pharaoh - This is all that remains on the Statute-book of Egypt to testify to the statesmanship of that king of Egypt who had never heard of Joseph the son of Jacob, the servant of Potiphar, and the counsellor and deliverer of the kingdom. That was the Statute-book, and that was the sword and the sceptre, that this Pharaoh handed down to his son who succeeded him, and who was that new Pharaoh whom God raised up to show in him His power, and that through him His name might be declared throughout all the earth
Law - A — 1: νόμος (Strong's #3551 — Noun Masculine — nomos — nom'-os ) akin to nemo, "to divide out, distribute," primarily meant "that which is assigned;" hence, "usage, custom," and then, "law, law as prescribed by custom, or by Statute;" the word ethos, "custom," was retained for unwritten "law," while nomos became the established name for "law" as decreed by a state and set up as the standard for the administration of justice
Ethics (2) - ) that the Mosaic regulation regarding divorce was a concession to the Israelites’ hardness of heart, and that it stands in antithesis to the Statute originally promulgated in Paradise, which alone is the will of God and the precedent for man. The Statute laid down in Paradise is to be preferred, as the law of God, not merely in virtue of its great antiquity, but also on intrinsic grounds
Authority of Christ - It is never legal: that is, we can never take the letter in which it is expressed and regard it as a Statute, incapable of interpretation or modification, and binding in its literal meaning for all persons, all times, all social conditions. But just because we are conscious of this principle and of the affinity of our nature for it, we are free with regard to any particular expression of it; the particular words in which it is embodied even by Jesus do not possess the authority of a Statute to which we can only conform, but about which we must not think. Jesus is our authority, but His words are not our Statutes: we are not under law, even the law of His words, but under grace—that is, under the inspiration of His personality; and though His words are one of the ways in which His moral ascendency is established over us, they are only one
Expiation - So with reference to the great day of expiation, we read, "For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins; and this shall be an everlasting Statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year,"...
Leviticus 16:30-34 . But this cannot agree with the appointment of such sacrifices annually in succeeding generations: "This shall be a Statute for ever unto you
Law of God - In the one case, the Statute which Jesus quotes, we have to do with the letter of the Law, that with which alone the scribes occupied themselves and upon which they founded their casuistical refinements
Vespasian - By a Statute of the same year certain officers and men of the household troops were given the right to enter on legal marriage
Honorius, Flavius Augustus, Emperor - Penalties for neglect of Statutes on heresy are made capital (XVI. In 398 there were severe Statutes on heresy. Two related to the Manichean and Donatist heresies, former Statutes being put in force or threatened: "Una sit catholica veneratio, una Salus sit, Trinitatis par sibique congruens Sanctitas expetatur. There were 6 Statutes on heretics and pagans—XVI. All Statutes against Donatists, Manicheans, and Priscillianists were to be fully enforced, and a new sect called Caelicolae were, with them, to be deprived of all buildings for public assemblage. 3 confirmed all existing religious Statutes. The remarkable Statute (XVI
Science (2) - The various synonyms for torah have in general the same definite, particular character—‘judgment,’ ‘statute,’ ‘commandment,’ ‘testimonies,’ and ‘precepts’* -->