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statutory law
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Definition
law developed by governmental groups in contrast to common law (based on custom and precedent) — this is also one of the senses of the term, civil law
  • This fellow might be in's time a great buyer of land, with his statutes, his recognizances, his fines, his double vouchers, his recoveries: is this the fine of his fines, and the recovery of his recoveries, to have his fine pate full of fine dirt? will his vouchers vouch him no more of his purchases, and double ones too, than the length and breadth of a pair of indentures?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (34% in)

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