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statute +‎ -ory


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstætjʊt(ə)ɹɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈstæt͡ʃəˌtɔɹi/
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statutory (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, enacted or regulated by a statute.
    • 1951 May, R. K. Kirkland, “The Cavan & Leitrim Railway”, in Railway Magazine, pages 343-344:
      Speed limits apply at many points on the line, in addition to the general 25 m.p.h. limit over the whole Dromod-Belturbet section, but it is an open secret that speeds often rise above the statutory limit.
    • 1989 August 19, Jim Fauntleroy, “Unmarried Couples Get Bereavement Leave”, in Gay Community News, volume 17, number 6, page 2:
      The order is just one of several recent actions which have given statutory legitimacy to gay and lesbian couples. New York's highest court recently ruled that unmarried partners have the same rights as married ones under New York City rent control laws.

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