statutory law

noun

Legal Definition of statutory law

: the law that exists in legislatively enacted statutes especially as distinguished from common law — compare common law

Learn More About statutory law

Dictionary Entries Near statutory law

statutory guardian

statutory law

statutory lien

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Statutory law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/statutory%20law. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!