slip law

noun

Legal Definition of slip law

: an initial separate publication of a new statute made prior to its inclusion in the general laws

History and Etymology for slip law

slip from the fact that it was printed on a single piece of paper

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“Slip law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/slip%20law. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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