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Laws are enacted by the state, and apply to everyone in it Bylaws are enacted by towns, and by non-governmental bodies; these last can be anything from a lodge of Freemasons to the trustees of a park. Bylaws are in a sense voluntary - if you don't like the bylaws, then move to a different town, don't become a mason, visit another park. By is an old Norwegian word for town, so bylaw probably comes from town-law.

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