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statute book

n
(Law) chiefly Brit 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.

stat′ute book`


n.
a book containing the laws enacted by the legislature of a state or nation.
[1585–95]

statute book

A list of all the laws passed by a legislature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statute book - a record of the whole body of legislation in a given jurisdiction
written account, written record - a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events
legislation, statute law - law enacted by a legislative body
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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He needs no library, for he has not done thinking; no church, for he is a prophet; no statute book, for he has the lawgiver; no money, for he is value; no road, for he is at home where he is; no experience, for the life of the creator shoots through him, and looks from his eyes.
We no longer suffer them to appeal at the prison gates to the charity and compassion of the passersby; but we still leave unblotted the leaves of our statute book, for the reverence and admiration of succeeding ages, the just and wholesome law which declares that the sturdy felon shall be fed and clothed, and that the penniless debtor shall be left to die of starvation and nakedness.
Our legislature should go over all laws in our statute books to determine which of them should be weeded out from the books.
6 APPARENTLY there's still a law on our statute books that proclaims anyone "not in the lower classes of life" should not eat oatmeal or potatoes.
For example, there is a lack of resources for judges and administrative staff, such as statute books, commentaries and guidelines.
Never before in any Western democracy have corporate lawyers attempted to brand or copyright generic words like summer or gold but here it is right now on our statute books.
Capital punishment remains on the statute books for 28 offences, and the courts continue to award death sentences.
Even if there is such an ancient law on the statute books, the point is that it is not enforced; Canada, like Britain, has many republicans, and many people who openly mock and insult the British royal family (though I hasten to add that I am not among them).
Mrs Morgan, Labour MP for Cardiff North, said she was "hopeful" there would be enough time for the Bill to get on the statute books.
The Liberal Democrats say few of the proposed new laws it contains will make it on to the statute books before Parliament has to be dissolved for a General Election, which must happen by June at the latest.
But the Government was forced into a series of climbdowns over key parts of the legislation to get it on to the statute books before the summer recess started yesterday.
Mind you, if some kid dies in London as a result of an air pistol, you can bet it'll be on the statute books tomorrow.