Definition of statutory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

statutory

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈstætʃəˌtɔri//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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fixed by law; that must be done by law The authority failed to carry out its statutory duties. When you buy foods you have certain statutory rights.
statutorily
 
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NAmE//ˌstætʃəˈtɔrəli//
 
adverb The broadcasting media are statutorily required to be impartial.
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