statutory rape

noun U.S. Law.

sexual intercourse or other sexual relations with a person under the legal age of consent, which age varies in different states.See also rape1(def 1).

Origin of statutory rape

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for statutory rape

statutory rape


(in the US) the criminal offence of having sexual intercourse with a girl who has not reached the age of consent
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