Definition of statute of the staple in English:

statute of the staple


  • The statute 27 Edw. III (1353), which established staples in various English towns, and at Carmarthen, Dublin, Waterford, Cork, and Drogheda, and contained regulations for their form of government and the conduct of their business. Chiefly with the and capital initials.


Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). In some forms from statute + of + the + staple.


statute of the staple

/ˌstatʃuːt əv ðə ˈsteɪpl/ /ˌstatjuːt əv ðə ˈsteɪpl/