Statutory instrument

2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


A regulation or other order or rule created by the government. In England, the term is used instead of regulation. In Canada, the term statutory instrument is broader than the term regulation.


Generally, any instrument made or established in the execution of a power conferred by an Act of Parliament or by the authority of the Governor in Council.

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