statutory-law

statutory law

noun
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:
1875–80

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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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