Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a statute.
  • adj. Enacted, regulated, or authorized by statute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, enacted or regulated by a statute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Enacted by statute; depending on statute for its authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Enacted, required, or imposed by statute; depending on statute for its authority: as, a statutory provision or remedy; statutory fines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or created by statutes
  • adj. prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute

Etymologies

statute +‎ -ory (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Critics charge that Jennings, who is himself openly gay, condoned what they called statutory rape, even child molestation, because they say 20 years ago, he failed to tell authorities an underage student had sex with an older man.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2009

  • Westergren says one of the "beauties" of the company's licensing structure is that they have what we describes as a statutory license, which basically means he doesn't need permission for anything they play - the music publishers get a per pay royalty, along with a performance fee that goes to the artists.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Armed with the threat of $150,000 in statutory damages per illegal download (a $1. 5M judgment in a small, 10-song case, where the actual damages are about $10, the price of 10 songs on iTunes), the recording industry has obtained more than $100M in settlements from individuals like Brittany.

    RIAA faces big trouble with new Thomas trial

  • Hienonen has warned of more difficult times ahead and said the carrier will begin statutory talks with all its 9,000 personnel to initiate more cost-cutting measures.

    Finnair cuts seat capacity 10%

  • Does Wisconsin statutory law contain a Shariaesque definition of that term?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » District Attorney Suggests That It May Be a Crime for Teachers to Follow the New State Law Mandating Certain Forms of Sex Education

  • The copyright owner can sue them under the current rules and potentially obtain statutory damages of up to $150,000 per work -- just as they can now.

    Boing Boing

  • Non-Human Primates A lesson in statutory construction.

    The Weekly Law School Roundup #124

  • Scholarly legal blogging is a wholesome, constructive development, in the tradition of the plain English statutory writing of our American ancestors four hundred years ago.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Scholarship in the Internet Age

  • The Lebanon Emergency Assistance Act of 1983, P.L. 98-43, required the President to “obtain statutory authorization from the Congress with respect to any substantial expansion in the number or role in Lebanon of the United States Armed Forces, including any introduction of United States Armed Forces into Lebanon in conjunction with agreements providing for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Lebanon and for the creation of a new multinational peace-keeping force in Lebanon.”

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • As Powell rightly explains, the OLC opinion is an exercise in statutory construction only in the Pickwickain sense that it assigns meanings to the words Congress enacted.

    Balkinization

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