the statute book

Definition of the statute book

used to refer to the written laws that have been formally and officially approved by a government
  • a law that is now on the statute book(s)

Word by Word Definitions

statute play
  1. : a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government

  2. : an act of a corporation or of its founder intended as a permanent rule

  3. : an international instrument setting up an agency and regulating its scope or authority

book play
  1. : a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

  2. : a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together between a front and back cover

  3. : a long written or printed literary composition

  1. : derived from books (see 1book 1) and not from practical experience

  2. : shown by ledgers

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

  2. : to schedule engagements for

  3. : to set aside time for


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