statutory law
statutory law n: the law that exists in legislatively enacted statutes esp. as distinguished from common law compare common law

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

statutory law
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


statutory law
Laws promulgated by Congress and state legislatures. (See case law and common law.)

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