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statutory offence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
statutory offenceˌstatutory ofˈfence noun [countable]  lawSCC a crime that is described by a law and can be punished by a court
Examples from the Corpus
statutory offenceIt created a statutory offence of riot - 12 or more people using or threatening violence for an unlawful purpose.That is a statutory offence or, more bluntly put, a criminal offence.
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