Definition of statutory rape noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


statutory rape

BrE BrE//ˌstætʃətri ˈreɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌstætʃətɔːri ˈreɪp//
[uncountable] (North American English, law) Types of crime
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the crime of having sex with somebody who is not legally old enough See related entries: Types of crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: statutory rape