against the  form  of the statute.Contrary to the statutory requirements. • This formal  phrase,

which  traditionally  concludes  an  indictment,  indicates  that  the  conduct  alleged  contravenes  the

cited statute and therefore constitutes a criminal offense. In  modern contexts, the full conclusion

often  reads:  “against  the  form  of  the  statute  in  such  case  made  and  provided.”  The  phrase  is  a

translation of the Law Latin contra formam statuti. [Cases: Indictment and Information    32(4).] [Blacks Law 8th]