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statutory rapenoun [U]

/stætʃ.ə.tər.i ˈreɪp/  us /ˌstæt.jʊ.tɔːr.i ˈreɪp/ US specialized
the ​crime of having ​sex with a ​personyounger than the ​age at which they can ​legally have ​sex
(Definition of statutory rape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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statutory rapenoun [U]

 /ˈstætʃ·əˌtɔr·i ˈreɪp, -ˌtoʊr·i/
law the ​crime of having ​sex with a ​personyounger than the ​age at which she or he can ​legally have ​sex
(Definition of statutory rape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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