- a book containing the laws enacted by the legislature of a state or nation.
Origin of statute book
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for statute book
I suppose there are other rights as well as those of the statute-book?Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
The effect of the Mutiny on the Statute-book was unmistakable.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
Truly, there is, both in the Scripture and the statute-book.The Scarlet Letter
The law for it has been on our statute-book for fifty-two years.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
At length he brought a little book, but we called for the statute-book.George Fox
- mainly British a register of enactments passed by the legislative body of a state, usually made up of a series of volumes that form a complete official recordnot on the statute book
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