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[ stach-oo-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]


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


/ ˈstætjʊtərɪ; -trɪ /


  1. of, relating to, or having the nature of a statute
  2. prescribed or authorized by statute
  3. of an offence
    1. recognized by statute
    2. subject to a punishment or penalty prescribed by statute
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • ˈstatutorily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • statu·tori·ly adverb
  • non·statu·tory adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of statutory1

First recorded in 1710–20; statute + -ory 1
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Example Sentences

They were then forced to disband because they lacked the statutory minimum of MPs, and AfD lawmakers suddenly found themselves stripped of their privileges.

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To fix this, the report suggests creating a statutory red line, defining a seller as dominant if it has a market share of 30% or more and a buyer as dominant with just a 25% share.

From Fortune

If you’re willing to do that, it’s fine to wait until the statutory deadlines to request and submit your ballot.

It does not require CSS to endorse any same-sex marriages, but merely to certify that families meet Pennsylvania’s statutory criteria.

Judges who subscribe to textualism believe they should evaluate only the words of a statute enacted by Congress and not consider evidence outside the statutory language.

The statutory tax rate in the U.S. is 35 percent compared to 15 percent for Canada.

But the Texas governor ignored statutory procedure and acted unilaterally.

But in the short term, statutory authority for the program expires September 30.

“The statutory issue depends on whether ISIS is covered by the AUMF,” he said.

Naomi says statutory rape is “when the person force you against your will and you too small.”

The marked feature of this period is the paucity of statutory enactment affecting relief.

Statutory powers were obtained for the provision of hospitals in the Metropolis by combinations of boards of guardians.

The foregoing rules with the table were laid before Parliament in the usual way, and so received the required statutory sanction.

It is sufficient to say of these answers that they all suggested a large extension of the statutory requirements.

These crimes being statutory, must turn altogether on the language of the Act of Congress.


Related Words




Statute of Westminsterstatutory declaration