Definition of statutory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstatʃʊt(ə)ri/
Pronunciation: /ˈstatjʊt(ə)ri/


1Required, permitted, or enacted by statute: statutory controls over prices
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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.
1.1Having come to be required or expected through being done or made regularly: the statutory Christmas phone call to his mother



[sentence adverb]: a statutorily protected tenant
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  • 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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