statute book

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

Origin of statute book

1
First recorded in 1585–95

Words Nearby statute book

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How to use statute book in a sentence

  • The sumptuary law for burying the dead in woollen, still occupies its place in their statute book.

    Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
  • With modification of detail but none of principle, this law held its place on the statute book for a hundred and twenty years.

    A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
  • Successful experiment became law and the statute book the record of the progress of civilization.

    A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
  • To this statute book, therefore, we must go for our knowledge of colonial life in all its relations.

    A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
  • It may be safely affirmed, that its parallel is not to be found in the British statute book.

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 record: not on the statute book

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