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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By old English statutory law, the whale is declared a royal fish.
During the 15 years since the first edition, they say, changes in both statutory law and judicial precedent have altered the legal techniques available, but the biggest changes are due to the rise of arbitration, regulatory and criminal-law actions by governments, and even compensation funds sponsored by potential defendants.
The lawsuit alleges claims for fraudulent concealment, aiding and abetting and civil conspiracy to defraud, securities fraud and insider trading in violation of California statutory law, and unjust enrichment.
Ackerman shows how such statutes serve to create a new constitutional regime and explains the stages of the process, from revolution to mass movement to statutory law.
Presenting the bill, Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Mr Shaw Kgathi said the bill was necessary because currently there was no statutory law regulating the control of trusts in Botswana.
[divider] The guide has no equivalent in the United States, in that it contains both an authoritative statement of the Massachusetts law of evidence, and detailed explanatory notes that include annotated summaries of decisional and statutory law. [divider] It seemed to many that the only sensible solution was for the court to reconsider its earlier rejection and finally adopt a straightforward code modeled on the same organizational structure as the Federal Rules of Evidence (the proposed rules had followed that format).
Although the NHS policy was designed to prevent people from smoking in such areas, there has never been a disciplinary procedure for anyone caught doing so because no statutory law exists.
Per statutory law, a percentage of NHLC profits are transferred every year to the state's Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund to support addiction treatment and prevention programs.
But it is only the latest in a string of lethal attacks by people espousing racial hatred, hostility to government and theories such as those of the "sovereign citizen" movement, which denies the legitimacy of most statutory law. The assaults have taken the lives of police officers, members of racial or religious minorities and random civilians.
"Statutory law is good, but constitutional law gives it a little higher protection," he said.
But that "law" is generally not statutory law passed by the legislature, but rather the doctrines and legal principles determined by courts in that jurisdiction.
The brief noted that "various documents and texts" figured in the development of American law, among them English common and statutory law, Roman law, the civil law of continental Europe and private international law.

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