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lawbook

[law-boo k]
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  1. a book consisting or treating of laws, legal issues, or cases that have been adjudicated.

Origin of lawbook

First recorded in 1150–1200, lawbook is from the Middle English word lagheboc. See law1, book
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Historical Examples

  • In the lawbook of the tsar Wachtang a double composition price was exacted for death by poison.

    Sex and Society

    William I. Thomas

  • In lawbook as in prophecy, it is the fact of redemption which forms the main ground of His appeal.

  • Now I do not mean that he has a "natural right" to do these things inscribed on any lawbook of Nature.

  • It was used in the sense of what the present Virginia lawbook calls a "regularly hauled fishing landing."

  • Thus the Lawbook of Manu recommends it as the natural weapon of the Brahman against his enemies.