statutory

  

Definition

Prescribed, enforceable, and punishable under an act of parliament.

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  • The Pensions Act of 2004, imposes a statutory obligation on "whistleblowers" such as Carmen Seggara, to report any suspected illegal activities on Wall Street.

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  • The eighteen year old woman went to prison for statutory rape because she had intimate relations with a guy that was seventeen.

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  • The house can only be bought with the boat house attached to it. The clause is statutory, we will not receive the deed.

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