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English definition of “statute law”

statute law

noun [U]    
LAW a system of laws that have been decided and approved by a parliament: Statute law appears to be against us.under statute law British company directors who bribe to win overseas contracts could be prosecuted under statute law. → Compare civil law, common law
(Definition of statute law noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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