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statutory law
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  • By old English statutory law, the whale is declared "a royal fish.

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  • We think of statutory law as being written by legislators, but most of it is written in the form of rules and regulations created by governmental agencies.
  • Atticus had two weighty advantages: although the white girl was fourteen years of age the defendant was not indicted for statutory rape, therefore Atticus could and did prove consent.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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