statutory


statutory
   appointed other than on merit
   It is used of membership of committees, boards, etc. where those perceived as being oppressed or the subject of prejudice secure appointment regardless of merit:
    I realised that the government would wish to include certain 'statutory members' such as representatives of the trade unions and the Co-operative movements — though not, to my regret, a Statutory Lady. (Cork, 1988)
   See also obligatory and token.

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  • statutory — stat·u·to·ry / sta chə ˌtōr ē/ adj 1: of or relating to a statute or statutes a statutory provision 2: enacted, created, regulated, or defined by statute a statutory presumption a statutory insider stat·u·to·ri·ly /ˌsta chə tōr ə lē/ …   Law dictionary

  • Statutory — Stat u*to*ry (st[a^]t [ u]*t[ o]*r[y^]; 135), a. Enacted by statute; depending on statute for its authority; as, a statutory provision. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • statutory — “pertaining to statues,” 1766, from STATUTE (Cf. statute) + ORY (Cf. ory). Statutory rape attested from 1898 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • statutory — Relating to a statute; created or defined by a statute; required by a statute; conforming to a statute @ statutory bond One that either literally or substantially meets requirements of statute. Southern Surety Co. v. United States Cast Iron Pipe… …   Black's law dictionary

  • statutory — adj. required, permitted, or enacted by statute (statutory minimum; statutory provisions). Phrases and idioms: statutory rape US the act of sexual intercourse with a minor. Derivatives: statutorily adv …   Useful english dictionary

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