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.
The RBDF said that it is committed to carrying out the mandates of to combat illegal migration by establishing effective border control management through pooling resources with other law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with the Statute Laws of the country.
'Article 203D clearly set down the original jurisdiction of the Federal Shariat Court, to the extent of examining the statute laws, custom or usage having force of law, including statutory rules, regulations framed thereunder on the touchstone of injunctions of Islam and issuance of declaration in relation thereto; however, the Constitution, Muslim Personal Laws, fiscal law and law of procedure of any court as mentioned in Clause (c) of Article 203B; are kept beyond the pale of its jurisdiction.'
In practice, these are as forceful and sometimes stronger than the statute laws and their interpretations.
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.