Definition of statutory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstaCHəˌtôrē/


1Required, permitted, or enacted by statute: the courts did award statutory damages to each of the plaintiffs
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  • This can be seen if one looks at cases in which a public authority has been under a statutory or common law duty to provide a service or other benefit for the public or a section of the public.
  • He has concluded that there is no statutory prohibition against extradition.
  • The claimant has also no right to a conditional discharge while the recognised statutory requirements for detention are satisfied.
1.1(Of a criminal offense) carrying a penalty prescribed by statute: statutory theft
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  • However, only in modern times have war crimes been formally defined and made statutory offenses.
  • According to Sanoesi, the medical practice bill will define malpractice as resulting from either negligence or a statutory offense.
  • The main point in using the by-laws is that most fines are statutory, ie fixed penalty, plus court costs.



Pronunciation: /-ˌtôrəlē/
Example sentences
  • A patent protects certain statutorily defined classes of new, useful, and non-obvious inventions for approximately 20 years.
  • In substance, a statutorily protected foreman self-selected by the jury is not a trial by jury of equals, is not a trial by jury of persons randomly selected.
  • Warrantless searches in those situations are statutorily protected under s.

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Syllabification: stat·u·to·ry

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