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statutory law

the written law established by enactments expressing the will of the legislature, as distinguished from the unwritten law or common law.
Also called statute law.
Origin of statutory law
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for statutory law
  • Lane width is not directly regulated in statutory law.
  • One, it deals entirely with statutory law, not regulatory law.
  • The tables are one resource that can be used to help update statutory law as mentioned in an earlier tip.
  • However, by registering your mark, you may gain certain exclusive ownership benefits under statutory law.
  • statutory law specifically prohibits payment of temporary quarters expense allowances to employees transferred overseas.
statutory law in Culture
statutory law [(stach-uh-tawr-ee)]

A law or group of laws passed by a legislature or other official governing bodies. (Compare common law.)

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