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statutory declaration  


      n     (Law)   a declaration made under statutory authority before a justice of the peace or commissioner for oaths which may in certain cases be substituted for a statement on oath  
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statutory  
      adj  
1    of, relating to, or having the nature of a statute  
2    prescribed or authorized by statute  
3      (of an offence)  
a    recognized by statute  
b    subject to a punishment or penalty prescribed by statute  
  statutorily      adv  


statutory declaration  
      n     (Law)   a declaration made under statutory authority before a justice of the peace or commissioner for oaths which may in certain cases be substituted for a statement on oath  
statutory order  
      n   a statute that applies further legislation to an existing act  
statutory rape  
      n   (in the U.S.) the criminal offence of having sexual intercourse with a girl who has not reached the age of consent  

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