statutory

adjective

stat·​u·​to·​ry ˈsta-chə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce statutory (audio)
1
: of or relating to statutes
2
: enacted, created, or regulated by statute
a statutory age limit
statutorily adverb

Examples of statutory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For decades, administrations of both parties — including every president from Bill Clinton to Joe Biden — have routinely exercised their statutory discretion to make parole available to categories of eligible noncitizens. Theodore B. Olson, Washington Post, 5 July 2024 However, more generally, studies have found that European culture accommodates work-life balance more than the U.S. Countries like the U.K. have a statutory requirement entitling workers to 28 days off. Beth Greenfield, Fortune Europe, 1 July 2024 The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed lawmakers could waive a portion of the California Elections Code to add measures after the statutory June 27 date. Lindsey Holden, Sacramento Bee, 1 July 2024 The administration of a government the size and complexity of ours is not largely about resolving occasional broad statutory questions. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 30 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for statutory 

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Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of statutory was in 1678

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Cite this Entry

“Statutory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statutory. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

statutory

adjective
stat·​u·​to·​ry ˈstach-ə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce statutory (audio)
-ˌtȯr-
1
: of or relating to statutes
2
: regulated by statute
3
: punishable by statute

Legal Definition

statutory

adjective
stat·​u·​to·​ry ˈsta-chə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce statutory (audio)
1
: of or relating to a statute or statutes
a statutory provision
2
: enacted, created, regulated, or defined by statute
a statutory presumption
a statutory insider
statutorily adverb
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