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on the books

Definition of on the books

  1. :  part of the set of official laws <It's an outdated law that's still on the books.>



Word by Word Definitions

bookplay books
  1. :  a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

    :  a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together into a volume

    :  a long written or printed literary composition

  1. :  derived from books and not from practical experience

    :  shown by books of account

  1. :  to register (as a name) for some future activity or condition (as to engage transportation or reserve lodgings)

    :  to schedule engagements for

    :  to set aside time for


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