Definition of statute book in English:

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statute book



1A 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.
1.1 (the statute book) A nation’s laws regarded collectively: the bill failed to reach the statute book
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  • But Mr Blair said he was confident the Government could get the ID cards legislation on the statute book and that it had public support despite concerns about civil liberties.
  • The constitutional expert Vernon Bogdanor has, rightly, written: ‘There are few more absurd pieces of legislation on the statute book.’
  • It would be comforting to think that as each new piece of tax legislation is added, efforts are made to ‘compact’ or reduce the legislation already on the statute book.

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