- of, or having the nature of, a statute or statutes
- fixed, authorized, or established by statute
- declared by statute to be such, and hence legally punishable: said of an offense
The definition of statutory is something mandated by or related to statutes, which are laws or bills passed by the legislature.
An example of statutory law is the law found in the Clean Air Act, a federal statute.
- Of or relating to a statute.
- Enacted, regulated, or authorized by statute.
statute +"Ž -ory
- The council sits for a statutory period of three years.
- Some of his statutory lectures are published in his Lectures on Mediaeval and Modern History.
- In case the crop failed the Code fixed a statutory return.
- This seems to be still the law, although a declaration was substituted for the oath by the Statutory Declarations Act 18 35, s.
- Its primary purpose was to embody in statutory form the commonlaw principle of equal treatment under like circumstances, and to provide machinery for enforcement.