Statutory vs. Mandatory

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  • Statutory

    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.

  • Statutory (adjective)

    Of, relating to, enacted or regulated by a statute.

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.

    “Attendance at a school is usually mandatory for children.”

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    Of, being or relating to a mandate.

    “Mandatory Palestine”

  • Mandatory (noun)

    A person, organisation or state who receives a mandate; a mandatary.

  • Statutory (adjective)

    required, permitted, or enacted by statute

    “statutory controls over prices”

  • Statutory (adjective)

    having come to be required or expected through being done or made regularly

    “the statutory Christmas phone call to his mother”

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    required by law or mandate; compulsory

    “wearing helmets was made mandatory for pedal cyclists”

  • Mandatory (adjective)

    of or conveying a command

    “he did not want the guidelines to be mandatory”

  • Mandatory (noun)

    variant spelling of mandatary

Oxford Dictionary

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