statutory law

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stat′utory law′


n.
the written law enacted by a legislature, as distinguished from unwritten law or common law.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.statutory law - the body of laws created by legislative statutes
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The precise extent of the common law, and the statute law, the maritime law, the ecclesiastical law, the law of corporations, and other local laws and customs, remains still to be clearly and finally established in Great Britain, where accuracy in such subjects has been more industriously pursued than in any other part of the world.
In practice, these are as forceful and sometimes stronger than the statute laws and their interpretations.
Florida adopted the common law and statute laws of England as of July 4, 1776.
He will leave legislating to the legislators, while striving to uphold the law as he finds it in judicial precedents, statute laws and the Constitution as originally understood.
has introduced legislation to amend federal emergency statute laws to prevent local authorities from confiscating lawfully owned firearms during times of disaster.
One of its main duties was to enforce the new statute laws.
32) The Virginia reception provision thus dictated the common and statute law that would supply the "rule of decision" for state courts in much the same way that the federal "rules of decision" statute dictated the application of the common and statute laws of each state for federal courts, in cases where they applied.
The two characteristics of township court practice most relevant to considerations of mercy are the rules for decision-making and the statute laws applicable at these instances.
When it comes to religion in the schools in Canada and the notion of mixing sharia law--a fundamentally religious law--with Canadian common law traditions and statute laws, I do find there are always questions of balance, which the authors of the articles on these subjects explore fully.