Definition of statutes at large in English:

statutes at large

plural noun

mainly 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.’


statutes at large

/ˈstaCHo͞ots at/ /ˈstætʃuts æt/ /ət lärj/ /ət lɑrdʒ/