Definition of Statutory law

1. Noun. The body of laws created by legislative statutes.

Generic synonyms: Jurisprudence, Law
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Statutory Law

statute books
statute law
statute mile
statute miles
statute of frauds
statute of limitations
statute title
statutes of frauds
statutory declaration
statutory declarations
statutory law (current term)
statutory offence
statutory offense
statutory rapes

Literary usage of Statutory law

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1. Commentaries on the Criminal Law by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1858)
"We shall consider the subject in the following order: I. The old English Statutory Law; II. The American Legislation; III. Expositions of Doctrines. ..."

2. Social Security: Promise and Reality by Rita Ricardo-Campbell (1977)
"How a legislative bill becomes statutory law There are many ways in which a federal bill, or legislation proposed by a member of Congress, ..."

3. Statutes and Statutory Construction: Including a Discussion of Legislative by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1904)
"statutory law in general.— A statute is, in a general sense, the written will of the legislature rendered authentic by certain prescribed forms and ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... of expression and to improve the technical quality of the statutory law by the establishment of legislative reference and law- drafting bureaus. ..."

5. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1912)
"Roman Elements in the statutory law, and particularly in the Partidas. § 21. The Status of the Partidas after the Ordenamiento of Alcalá (1348). § 22. ..."

6. New Commentaries on Marriage, Divorce, and Separation as to the Law by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1891)
"Particular Provisions of statutory law. 449. Doctrine of Chapter restated. § 384. How Chapter divided. — Remembering that our inquiry in this chapter ..."

7. Commentaries on the Law of Marriage and Divorce: With the Evidence, Practice by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1881)
"... CHAPTER V. OUR statutory law OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE, AND HOW INTERPRETED. § 86 a. Introduction. 87, 88. As between United States and States. 89-104. ..."

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