plural nounchiefly North American
A country’s statutes in their original version, regardless of later modifications.
- 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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