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English definition of “statutory body”

statutory body

noun [C]    
LAW an organization with the authority to check that the activities of a business or organization are legal and follow official rules : We hope the creation of a single new regulator will consolidate regulation of the whole industry in one statutory body . The General Medical Council is the statutory body which regulates doctors .
GOVERNMENT an organization that has been created by a parliament : The commission is a statutory body to combat discrimination against disabled people . A new statutory body , the Committee on Climate Change , is expected to be made up of eight scientific experts who will advise the government on staying within its carbon budget .
(Definition of statutory body noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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