statutory Statutory means relating to rules or laws which have been formally written down. FORMAL adj usu ADJ n We had a statutory duty to report to Parliament.
In the United States, statutory rape is the crime committed by an adult when they have sex with someone who is under the age when they can legally agree to have sex. n-uncount
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