A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a city, state, or country. Typically, statutes command or prohibit something, or declare policy. Statutes are rules made by legislative bodies; they are distinguished from case law or precedent, which is decided by courts, and regulations issued by government agencies.
Of, relating to, enacted or regulated by a statute.
Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.
"Attendance at a school is usually mandatory for children."
Of, being or relating to a mandate.
A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.
required, permitted, or enacted by statute
"statutory controls over prices"
having come to be required or expected through being done or made regularly
"the statutory Christmas phone call to his mother"
required by law or mandate; compulsory
"wearing helmets was made mandatory for pedal cyclists"
of or conveying a command
"he did not want the guidelines to be mandatory"
variant spelling of mandatary
Enacted by statute; depending on statute for its authority; as, a statutory provision.
Containing a command; preceptive; directory.
Obligatory; compulsory; required by authority.
Not optional; not able to be modified or disregarded; as, seven mandatory clauses in the contract.
Same as Mandatary.
relating to or created by statutes;
prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute;
"a statutory age limit"
the recipient of a mandate
a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves
required by rule;
"in most schools physical education are compulsory"
"attendance is mandatory"