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Statute, 1) an edict, a law: Meas. I, 3, 19. I, 4, 67. V, 322. Err. I, 1, 9. I, 2, 6. V, 126. Ado III, 3, 85 (F1 statues). LLL I, 1, 17. R2 IV, 213. H6B IV, 7, 19. H6C V, 4, 79. Cor. I, 1, 86. Mcb. III, 4, 76.
2) a bond; a mortgage: “the s. of thy beauty thou wilt take, thou usurer, that put' st forth all to use,” Sonn. 134, 9. “a great buyer of land, with his --s, his recognizances,” Hml. V, 1, 113.
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