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statutory law
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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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
  • Legally, there's a statute that says that even prisoners have a right to practice their religion as long as it doesn't interfere with the running of the prison.
  • It was why a country as enlightened as the United States could still have a death penalty statute in place: it was just too frightening to think about what justice—or lack of it—would prevail if we didn't.

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