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Nikhil Sn   28 January 2020


What is the difference between an Act and Statute?


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Raksha Joshi   29 January 2020

 Hey Nikhil!

Thankyou for your question !

'Statute' is generic and collective, while 'act' is specific and singular. An act is thus a statute, and the acts generated by a legislative body are collectively referred to as statutes, but 'act' is normally used in the formal title of a statute. You could thus talk about 'the statute on rural land use planning' or 'the statutes regarding rural land use planning', but the title(s) of the actual statute(s) would be something such as 'Rural Land Use Planning Act'.

Let me know if you have further queries!




Siddhartha Kundoo   05 February 2020

Respected Sir,

A "statute" is the specific, codified statement of some law that has been approved by the legislative body (and often endorsed by the executive body) of a government.

An "act" is the full text of some legislative writing, which lays out the entirety of what the legislature has voted on and agreed to -- it will include all of the necessary statutory languages that are to be adopted, changed, or repealed, but will also often include language indicating the origin of the bill that was passed as well as any key findings upon which the legislature based their proposal, discussion, and/or decision on.


Siddhartha Kundoo


M G   07 February 2020

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