a wrong punishable under a statute, rather than at common law.
noun 1. the written law established by enactments expressing the will of the legislature, as distinguished from the unwritten law or common law. statutory law [(stach-uh-tawr-ee)] A law or group of laws passed by a legislature or other official governing bodies. (Compare common law.)
noun, Law. 1. a wrong punishable under a statute, rather than at common law.
- Statutory order
noun 1. a statute that applies further legislation to an existing act
noun, U.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). statutory rape noun 1. (in the US) the criminal offence of having sexual intercourse with a girl who has not reached the age of consent