[stˈat͡ʃuːtəɹɪ], [stˈat‍ʃuːtəɹɪ], [s_t_ˈa_tʃ_uː_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ]

Definitions of statutory:

  1.   prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute; " statutory restrictions"; " a statutory age limit"; " statutory crimes"; " statutory rape"
  2.   Enacted by statute.
  3.   Enacted by statute; depending on statute for its authority; as, a statutory provision.
  4.   Enacted or imposed by statute, or law; depending on statute, or law, for its authority.
  5.   Pertaining to a statute; created by legislative enactment.
  6.   relating to or created by statutes; " statutory matters"; " statutory law"
  7.   Enacted by statute: depending on statute for its authority.

Antonyms for statutory:


Quotes for statutory:

  1. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations. – Earl Blumenauer
  2. I didn't want to make it a lifetime thing. I don't believe in statutory term limits, but people can limit themselves if they want to, and that's what I decided to do. – George J. Mitchell
  3. However, the sovereignty of the states is constitutionally defined and recognized, while the powers of the local government in Puerto Rico are defined by, and subject to alteration under, federal statutory law. – Dick Thornburgh

Usage examples for statutory:

  1. It is now very difficult to obtain sanction to the dismissal of a corrupt or inefficient officer, unless he has been judicially convicted of a statutory offence. ” – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  2. It has the merit of being a clear enunciation of meaning; of being also at least as well fitted to express the views of the Established as of the Free Church courts in Glasgow and elsewhere, and a great deal better suited to serve as a cloak to their policy; and, further, by a very slight adaptation, it could be made to bear as directly against State grants given for educational purposes, if dissociated from the religious certificate, as against State endowments given for the same purpose, when dissociated from statutory religious requirement. ” – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  3. School lands are open to purchase by any citizen of the United States, and in the case of California school lands the statutory price is one dollar and twenty- five cents per acre. ” – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  4. The Departments of War, Navy, and Commerce should each be provided with an additional assistant secretary, not necessarily with statutory duties but who would be available under the direction of the Secretary to give especial attention to air navigation. ” – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  5. The purpose of the organization was to oppose by legal proceedings the boycotts of trade unions, and to secure statutory enactments against the boycott. ” – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  6. “ A singular conversation gave to this limited creation, this statutory intelligence, an identity sufficient for practical convenience. ” – Real Ghost Stories by William T. Stead
  7. Parliament contented itself with a statutory declaration of its supremacy in all matters over every part of the empire; but not long afterwards the determination of some English statesmen to bring the colonies as far as practicable directly under the dominion of British law in all matters of commerce and taxation, and to control their government as far as possible, found full expression in the Townshend acts of 1767 which imposed port duties on a few commodities, including tea, imported into those countries. ” – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  8. “ A profitable banking concern once fairly in operation, and backed by the security of these statutory imposts, what more could the investor require for his capital? ” – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  9. In a few States they are fixed by constitutional or statutory provisions. ” – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  10. There was plenty of compulsory work, of statutory contribution, in the Old Testament system of worship. ” – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  11. It is, whether the statutory law of the United States has or has not been violated? ” – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  12. And now we find the first statutory origin of that utterly fallacious principle- although alive to- day- that the state, in a free country, a legislature- governed country, has the right, when expedient, to fix the price of anything, wages or other commodities; fallacious, I say, except possibly as to the charges of corporations, which are given special privileges by the government; the principle, which prevailed throughout the Middle Ages, of fixing the prices of all things. ” – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  13. The Railway Clearing System Act 1850 gave it statutory recognition. ” – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  14. “ " You were speaking pretty freely of statutory grounds," he said, raising his voice. ” – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  15. It is, however, only the statutory kind of guardianship which is destroyed by a guardian's undergoing the least loss of status, for instance, by his giving himself in adoption. ” – The Institutes of Justinian by Caesar Flavius Justinian
  16. 2. Mechanical Rights and Statutory Royalties. ” – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  17. “ " In making that request, counsel must be aware that it is one of the statutory provisions of safety to the accused, whom the law holds innocent until proved guilty, that no coercion can be employed to extort answers. ” – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  18. The relation of the two institutions inclined in practice to become ever closer, and by the middle of the sixteenth century the Star Chamber had been enlarged to include all of the members of the Council, together with the two chief justices; and since the Star Chamber possessed a statutory sanction which the Council lacked, the judicial business of the older body was despatched regularly by its members sitting under the guise of the newer one. ” – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  19. But great care was taken, as far as statutory enactments were concerned, that all excess should be avoided. ” – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall