the written law established by enactments expressing the will of the legislature, as distinguished from the unwritten law or common law.
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Also called statute law.
Origin of statutory law
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby statutory law
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Cultural definitions for statutory law
[ (stach-uh-tawr-ee) ]
A law or group of laws passed by a legislature or other official governing bodies. (Compare common law.)
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