law in books

Definition of "law in books"
  1. Legal principles and regulations that are documented in literature but may not accurately represent current legal practice
How to use "law in books" in a sentence
  1. Many consider traffic regulation strictly a law in books, neglecting many rules on the roads.
  2. Sometimes the law in books is not enough for justice, you need the law in action.
  3. She argued that the restriction was just a law in books, rarely enforced in practice.

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