Red-book definition

A book supposedly belonging to the devil and containing the signatures of those in league with him.
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A book, often bound with a red cover, or online equivalent, that is an official, or canonical, collection of data, regulations, or writings.
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Noun

Singular:
red-book
Plural:
red books

Origin of red-book

  • red + book as a fixed title for various official books from the 15th century, especially the Red Book of the Exchequer, a manuscript volume of the 13th century (OED).

    From Wiktionary