Statuary - statutory

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Don't confuse statuary and statutory, which have nothing to do with each other - except that, by coincidence, they look quite alike.

  • statuary (a noun) is a collection of statues (~ solid works of visual art).
  • statutory is the adjective from statute (~ law).

The spellchecker might also allow you to confuse statuary with estuary, which is the name for a wide river mouth.

See also status - statue.