statutory rape
noun Date: 1898 sexual intercourse with a person who is below the statutory age of consent

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  • statutory rape — n: rape consisting of sexual intercourse with a person beneath an age (as 14 years) specified by statute ◇ Many state statutes also specify a minimum age of the perpetrator or an age differential (as at least four years) between the perpetrator… …   Law dictionary

  • statutory rape — n law the crime of having sex with someone who is younger than a particular age …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • statutory rape — noun count AMERICAN the crime of having sex with a person who the law says is too young to have sex …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • statutory rape — n. the crime of having sexual intercourse with a person below the AGE OF CONSENT (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Statutory rape — The phrase statutory rape is a term used in some legal jurisdictions to describe consensual sexual relations that take place when an individual (regardless of gender) has sexual relations with an individual not old enough to legally consent to… …   Wikipedia

  • Statutory rape — A legal term describing sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor. The adult can be found guilty of statutory rape in courts of law even if the minor was a willing partner. Statutory, which is derived from the Latin word statuere (to place) …   Medical dictionary

  • statutory rape — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms statutory rape : singular statutory rape plural statutory rapes legal American the crime of having sex with a person who the law says is too young to have sex …   English dictionary

  • statutory rape — noun sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly) • Syn: ↑carnal abuse • Hypernyms: ↑rape, ↑violation, ↑assault, ↑ravishment * * * noun, pl ⋯ rapes [count,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Statutory rape — Dieser Artikel oder Absatz stellt die Situation in Deutschland dar. Hilf mit, die Situation in anderen Ländern zu schildern …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • statutory rape — N UNCOUNT In the United States, statutory rape is the crime committed by an adult when they have sex with someone who is under the age when they can legally agree to have sex …   English dictionary

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