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statute book

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noun
  1. a book containing the laws enacted by the legislature of a state or nation.
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Origin of statute book

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for statute book

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Truly, there is, both in the Scripture and the statute-book.

    The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The law for it has been on our statute-book for fifty-two years.

  • At length he brought a little book, but we called for the statute-book.

    George Fox

    George Fox


British Dictionary definitions for statute book

statute book

noun
  1. 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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