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statute book

Syllabification: stat·ute book

Definition of statute book in English:

noun

A book in which laws are written.
Example sentences
  • Consequently, compared to common law countries, civil law countries have weak judiciaries - and long statute books.
  • For my part, I have seen those as issues of law which would be shown by reference to the statute books, rather than as issues to be included in the statement of facts.
  • It does, of course, include many such rules and decisions and these can be found, paradigmatically, in statute books, judicial decisions and, of course, written constitutions.

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