statutory

[ stach-oo-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈstætʃ ʊˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

of, relating to, or of the nature of a statute.
prescribed or authorized by statute.
conforming to statute.
(of an offense) recognized by statute; legally punishable.

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Origin of statutory

First recorded in 1710–20; statute + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM statutory

stat·u·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·stat·u·to·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonstatutory

statutory
/ (ˈstætjʊtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or having the nature of a statute
prescribed or authorized by statute
(of an offence)
  1. recognized by statute
  2. subject to a punishment or penalty prescribed by statute

Derived forms of statutory

statutorily, adverb
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