Definition of statutory in English:

statutory

adjective

  • 1Required, permitted, or enacted by statute.

    ‘the courts did award statutory damages to each of the plaintiffs’
    • ‘The regulatory and statutory requirement to report adverse patient experiences has always been resisted.’
    • ‘If I can just assist, the independent advisory group is not expected to replace statutory consultation processes.’
    • ‘For further peace of mind, statutory regulations will soon be in place.’
    • ‘Residents had hoped to see yellow lines in place by March but have now been told statutory regulations have to be completed first.’
    • ‘It is now the single statutory regulator responsible for regulating deposit-taking, insurance and investment business.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman said the panel was set up by the council as part of statutory local government regulations requiring all councils to look at members' allowances.’
    • ‘Unlike medicine, nursing and osteopathy, there is no statutory regulation of homeopaths.’
    • ‘The merged body does not have new powers and leaves the existing statutory basis of regulation unchanged.’
    • ‘The claimant has also no right to a conditional discharge while the recognised statutory requirements for detention are satisfied.’
    • ‘But there are fears lenders could pass on the costs of complying with the new statutory regulation to borrowers.’
    • ‘Its report recommends stronger cages, more nets, and a statutory duty to notify regulatory agencies of escapes.’
    • ‘It is part of the purpose in having a self-regulatory system that it should ward off statutory regulation, with its possible implications for the freedom of the press.’
    • ‘The only certain ways to protect investors, workers and pensioners are statutory regulation and a ban on auditors making money by selling extras to friendly firms.’
    • ‘These may relate to certain regulatory requirements, statutory charges, access to finance, or other parameters.’
    • ‘He has concluded that there is no statutory prohibition against extradition.’
    • ‘Mr Georgiou supports Australia having an independent statutory monitor reporting regularly to Parliament.’
    • ‘All countries must consider introducing statutory frameworks to regulate genetic technologies.’
    • ‘It is important to distinguish their financial performance from their statutory responsibility of regulation and supervision.’
    • ‘A redundancy package of six weeks per year of employment plus statutory entitlements is expected to be offered by the company.’
    • ‘This can be seen if one looks at cases in which a public authority has been under a statutory or common law duty to provide a service or other benefit for the public or a section of the public.’
    legitimate, permissible, admissible, allowable, acceptable
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    1. 1.1US (of a criminal offense) carrying a penalty prescribed by statute.
      ‘statutory theft’
      • ‘The fact that this process was done without consultation makes it seem to us a faulty process, almost statutory theft.’
      • ‘According to Sanoesi, the medical practice bill will define malpractice as resulting from either negligence or a statutory offense.’
      • ‘However, only in modern times have war crimes been formally defined and made statutory offenses.’
      • ‘The main point in using the by-laws is that most fines are statutory, ie fixed penalty, plus court costs.’

Pronunciation:

statutory

/ˈstaCHəˌtôrē/