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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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n.
(Latin for "God wills it") was the cry of the people at the declaration of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095.
The phrase appears variously as Deus vult (Classical Latin), Dieu le veut (French), Deus lo vult or Deus lo volt (catalan), etc.

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