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
noun, Electricity. 1. the electrostatic unit of electromotive force or potential difference, approximately equivalent to 300 volts and equal to the electromotive force or potential difference that will cause a current of one statampere to flow through a conductor with a resistance of one statohm.