Definition of statute staple in English:

statute staple

noun

historicalLaw
  • A bond of record, acknowledged before the mayor of the staple, by which a creditor has the power of seizing a debtor's lands in case of default. Compare statute of the staple , statute merchant .

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell (c1475–1536), lawyer and printer. From statute + staple, after statute merchant.

Pronunciation

statute staple

/ˈstatʃuːt ˌsteɪpl/ /ˈstatjuːt ˌsteɪpl/