What does By law mean?

By law meaning in General Dictionary

A local or subordinate law a private law or regulation produced by a firm for the own federal government

Sentence Examples with the word By law

The limited size of their farms, and the necessity for buying wood and paying for pasturage, both of which were formerly free, prevented them from obtaining complete independence of the large proprietors, on whose estates they still had to work for payment in money or kind, while their improvidence soon got them into the hands of Jewish money-lenders, who, fortunately for the peasants, were by law unable to become proprietors of the soil.

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