statute book
noun Date: 1593 the whole body of legislation of a given jurisdiction whether or not published as a whole — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Statute book — Statute Stat ute ( [ u]t), n. [F. statut, LL. statutum, from L. statutus, p. p. of statuere to set, station, ordain, fr. status position, station, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Constitute}, {Destitute}.] 1. An act of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • statute book — statute books N COUNT: the/poss N The statute book is a record of all the laws made by the government. [mainly BRIT] The Bill could reach the statute book by the summer if it attracts the support of Home Office ministers... Germany still has no… …   English dictionary

  • statute book — n on the statute book officially part of the law ▪ The government would like to see this new law on the statute book as soon as possible …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • statute book — ► NOUN 1) a book in which laws are written. 2) (the statute book) a nation s laws collectively …   English terms dictionary

  • statute book — n. a book or other record of the body of statutes of a particular jurisdiction …   English World dictionary

  • statute book — index code, codification, pandect (code of laws) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • statute book — noun a record of the whole body of legislation in a given jurisdiction • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑written record, ↑written account • Part Meronyms: ↑legislation, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • statute book — noun not technical the statute book a real or imaginary written collection of the laws in existence: on the statute book (=in operation): The government would like to see this new law on the statute book as soon as possible …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • statute book — noun a book in which laws are written. ↘(the statute book) a nation s laws collectively …   English new terms dictionary

  • statute book — /ˈstætʃut bʊk/ (say stachooht book) noun a register of statutes enacted by a legislature: *While the penalties for the use or possession of marihuana are severe in the statute books of the state parliaments, it is seldom that anybody is sent to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • statute book — stat′ute book n. law a book containing the laws enacted by the legislature of a state or nation • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

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