statutory rape

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nounU.S. Law.
  1. 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

Words Nearby statutory rape Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use statutory rape in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for statutory rape

statutory rape

  1. (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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