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Definition - What does Bylaw mean?

Bylaws are rules that are set up by organizations such as corporations, local governments, associations, etc. Bylaws provide regulations about conduct and are expected to be followed by members of the organization or by citizens of the community. When used by corporations, bylaws often do things such as establish rules for electing board members, state the duties of officers, etc.

Justipedia explains Bylaw

Bylaws are specific to the organization or local government and can often differ widely from organization to organization or from community to community. Members of an organization, company or community who do not follow the established bylaws can face consequences. These consequences can be dealt with by the organization or by the legal system, depending on the offense. Membership to an association, or employment at a company, can be terminated if certain bylaws are not followed.

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