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statutory law
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • We are brought on to a day in February, on which was held the yearly statute or hiring fair in the county-town of Casterbridge.
  • CHAPTER L THE SHEEP FAIR—TROY TOUCHES HIS WIFE’S HAND Greenhill was the Nijni Novgorod of South Wessex; and the busiest, merriest, noisiest day of the whole statute number was the day of the sheep fair.

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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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