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statutable

[ stach-oo-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈstætʃ ʊ tə bəl /
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adjective
(of an offense) recognized by statute; legally punishable.
prescribed, authorized, or permitted by statute: the statutable age of a voter.
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Origin of statutable

First recorded in 1630–40; statute + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM statutable

non·stat·u·ta·ble, adjective
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How to use statutable in a sentence

  • The statutable time of taking both degrees was anticipated, but irregularities of this kind were not then infrequent.

    Locke|Thomas Fowler
  • The decreasing value of the statutable stipends in the xvii c. led to the adoption (in 1630) of the new scale of payments.

    Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • This recognition is not merely technical, or strictly confined to a statutable interpretation.

    Thoughts on African Colonization|William Lloyd Garrison
  • The great man had the audacity to invoke the law to compel her to return, as she had not given statutable notice of her flight.

    Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage

British Dictionary definitions for statutable

statutable
/ (ˈstætjʊtəbəl) /

adjective

Derived forms of statutable

statutably, adverb
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