Definition of statutes at large in English:

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statutes at large

plural noun

chiefly North American
A country’s statutes in their original version, regardless of later modifications.
Example sentences
  • The United States Statutes at Large is legal and permanent evidence of all the laws enacted during a session of Congress.
  • The United States Statutes at Large (also prepared by the Office of the Federal Register) provide a permanent collection of the laws of each session of Congress in bound volumes.

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Syllabification: stat·utes at large

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