bylaw » bi-law

Classification: English – questionable

Spotted in the wild:

  • “Pesticide Bi-law updated March 03, 2005. ZONING ISSUE 2005.” (link)
  • “Proposed ASI Bi-Law Creates Controversy By Ray Duran Union Weekly.” (link)
  • “There are questions about whether the bi-laws were followed when the members were thrown out.” (link)

The third citation was provided to me on 7 May 2005 by John McChesney-Young and caused me to search Google for other occurrences of “bi-law”. I’ve labeled it as “questionable” because I’m not clear about how people who use this spelling think twoness enters into the meaning of the expression. Maybe they think there’s a first, main, set of laws, and then there’s a second set, the bi-laws. Or maybe it’s just a misspelling.

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2005/05/07 |

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