revised statutes

revised statutes
n.
Statutes that have been amended and re-enacted.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


revised statutes
n. Laws that have been changed, altered, amended, or reenacted by a legislative body. A reenactment is generally thought of as having the effect of a repeal and replacement of the former law.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


revised statutes
A body of statutes that have been revised, collected, arranged in order, and reenacted as a whole. The legal title of the collection of compiled laws of the United States, as well as some of the individual states.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


revised statutes
A body of statutes that have been revised, collected, arranged in order, and reenacted as a whole. The legal title of the collection of compiled laws of the United States, as well as some of the individual states.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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