bylaws
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


bylaws
n.
The internal rules and regulations made by a business or organization to govern its internal workings.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


bylaws
The rules that govern the internal affairs or actions of a corporation. Bylaws are adopted by the shareholders or the board of directors of a corporation. They generally include procedures for holding meetings and electing the board of directors and officers. The bylaws also set out the duties and powers of the corporation's board of directors and officers.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Name, Location & Licenses
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.
Category: Nonprofits → Starting a Nonprofit Corporation

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


bylaws
The rules and regulations enacted by an association or a corporation to provide a framework for its operation and management.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bylaws
I
The rules and regulations enacted by an association or a corporation to provide a framework for its operation and management.
II Rules or laws adopted by an association or corporation to govern its actions.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

bylaws
n.
   the written rules for conduct of a corporation, association, partnership or any organization. They should not be confused with the articles of incorporation, which only state the basic outline of the company, including stock structure. Bylaws generally provide for meetings, elections of a board of directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, types and duties of officers, committees, assessments and other routine conduct. Bylaws are in effect a contract among members and must be formally adopted and/or amended.
   See also: corporation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Bylaws — (engl., spr. bāīlaos; die Ableitung vom angelsächs. bye, »Ortschaft«, also »Ortsgesetz«, ist bestritten), in England Bezeichnung für Ausführungsverordnungen zu Gesetzen, dann für Ortsstatuten und Polizeiverordnungen, die sich auf eine einzelne… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bylaws — (engl., spr. beilahs), in England Lokalverordnungen von Gemeinden, Korporationen etc …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bylaws —    The formally adopted written rules that govern the conduct of a corporation, association, partnership or other organization. Bylaws normally are adopted by the shareholders of a profit making business or the board of directors of a nonprofit… …   Business law dictionary

  • bylaws — Regulations, ordinances, rules or laws adopted by an association or corporation or the like for its internal governance. Bylaws define the rights and obligations of various officers, persons or groups within the corporate structure and provide… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bylaws — Regulations, ordinances, rules or laws adopted by an association or corporation or the like for its internal governance. Bylaws define the rights and obligations of various officers, persons or groups within the corporate structure and provide… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bylaws — Rules and practices that govern management of an organization. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Bylaws — By|laws [ bailɔ:z] die (Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. by laws> (veraltet) Verordnungen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • bylaws — n. ordinance of a municipality or community (also byelaw) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bylaws — ♦ Rules made by open field villagers governing cultivation and grazing. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 243) …   Medieval glossary

  • bylaws — / baɪlɔ:z/ plural noun US rules governing the internal running of a corporation (the number of meetings, the appointment of officers, etc.) (NOTE: In the UK, these are called Articles of Association.) …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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