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Definition rules and regulations adopted by an organization, corporation or similar entity for its internal administration and management
  • She wants to amend the bylaws to increase the number of board members.
  • If his office required him to enforce the by-laws of the boat, he might, at least, have done it politely.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • "It's also where the Council of Ymbrynes convene for the annual Nitpicking of the Bylaws," said Millard.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • 'That's against the by-laws,' said the foreman.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • The Secretary shall issue notices of all members of stockholders and directors where notices of such meetings are required by law or these By-Laws.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • According to the bylaws, it must go over to the next regular meeting for action.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • We sue for mismanagement by the directors, for unpaid dividends, for violation of the bylaws, for improper issuance of stock.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Amongst all European nations there are some kinds of associations which cannot be formed until the State has examined their by-laws, and authorized their existence.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The townships have the right to make by-laws, and to enforce them by fines which are fixed by law; but these by-laws must be approved by the Court of Sessions.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Do they have bylaws?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law-men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims-then money becomes its creators' avenger.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • To me, the inner circle of pih seemed like a club, or even like a family, which was deeply opposed to the concept of insiders and outsiders, and yet equipped with its own special bylaws and language.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The aldermen, who without any question were Yankees in disguise, hit upon this neat device: they passed a by-law imposing a fine of L400 upon any one who should refuse to be a candidate for sheriff, and a fine of L600 upon any person who, after being elected sheriff, refused to serve.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • It breaks every bylaw but this school has always been antiquated.
    Jack Thorne  --  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Its bylaws and workplace regulations resembled those of any modern company.
    Daniel Silva  --  The Black Widow
  • The townships have the right to make by-laws, and to enforce them by fines which are fixed by law; but these by-laws must be approved by the Court of Sessions.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Standard By-Laws subsequently adopted [MB with Article IV, Section 5, specifying duty of Secretary and Assistant Secretary]: PART I—The period expiring December 31, 1963 .
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Give up a dead Institute that's crumbling back into the jungle, give up my future as a janitor-slave-by-law, give up Wesley Mouch and Directive 10-289 and sub-animal creatures who crawl on their bellies, grunting that there is no mind!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • ...or retrenchment being a preliminary solution to be contained by fluxion in the final solution), the upholding of the letter of the law (common, statute and law merchant) against all traversers in covin and trespassers acting in contravention of bylaws and regulations, all resuscitators (by trespass and petty larceny of kindlings) of venville rights, obsolete by desuetude, all orotund instigators of international persecution, all perpetuators of international animosities, all menial...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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