|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
1) of, pertaining to, or having the nature of a statute; 2) prescribed or authorized by statute; 3) (of an offense) legally punishable
Statutory rape is defined as sexual intercourse with a substantially younger person who is under an age specified by law.
Related English word: statute (a law enacted by the legislature; permanent rule of an organization)
Latin root word: statuo, statuere, statui, statutus - to set up, erect; to establish, determine