Definition of Statutory offense
1. Noun. Crimes created by statutes and not by common law.
Generic synonyms: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Specialized synonyms: Sex Crime, Sex Offense, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Bigamy
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Literary usage of Statutory offense
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"The only defense was that of alibi, and the court held that the law applicable to the statutory offense of shooting at another was not involved in the case. ..."
2. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1897)
"Although an indictment follows the ancient precedents it may still set forth a statutory offense, and the fact that it also charges a common-law offense is ..."
3. Report of the Joint Select Committee Appointed to Inquire Into the Condition by Luke Potter Poland, John Scott (1872)
"This is purely statutory offense; not that conspiracy is a purely statutory offense, for it is not; but conspiracy to violate the provisions of the first ..."
4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"The crime of embezzlement is a statutory offense, and was unknown to common law. 1t is said that 1n the common-law definition of "larceny" there were two ..."
5. The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases: As Administered in by Martin L. Newell (1898)
"Blackmailing —statutory offense.—The words "The blackmailing crowd in West Twenty-fifth street had better ... Bribery of Voters — statutory offense — Libel. ..."
6. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"Every essential fact constituting a statutory offense must be dis- tinctly alleged.1 The declaration or complaint must conclude "against the form of the ..."
7. A Treatise on Criminal Law and Procedure by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1919)
"statutory offense. CHAPTER LII CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. 701. ... A statutory offense.—At common law animals, as juch, had no right to protection from abuse or ..."