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statutory rape

noun, U.S. Law.
sexual intercourse or other sexual relations with a person under the legal age of consent, which age varies in different states.
See also rape1 (def 1).
Origin of statutory rape
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for statutory-rape

statutory rape

(in the US) the criminal offence of having sexual intercourse with a girl who has not reached the age of consent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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