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The rules and regulations enacted by an association or a corporation to provide a framework for its operation and management.

Bylaws may specify the qualifications, rights, and liabilities of membership, and the powers, duties, and grounds for the dissolution of an organization.

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n. the written rules for conduct of a corporation, association, partnership or any organization. They should not be confused with the Articles of Corporation which only state the basic outline of the company, including stock structure. Bylaws generally provide for meetings, elections of a board of directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, types and duties of officers, committees, assessments and other routine conduct. Bylaws are, in effect a contract among members, and must be formally adopted and/or amended. (See: corporation)

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Till such a time, the regulations and decisions being implemented at the Central Bank of Oman will continue to be enforced where no specific text of this Decree or its attached bylaw exists, and without prejudice to their provisions.
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She said the bylaws needed to be updated to match the town's recently changed charter, which left outdated bylaws dealing with the defunct highway surveyor position, cemetery commission and executive secretary, with no bylaws concerning the new Department of Public Works.
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