legal code

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Noun1.legal code - a code of laws adopted by a state or nation; "a code of laws"
jus civile, Justinian code, Roman law, civil law - the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
Salic law - the code of laws of the Salian Franks and other German tribes
criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
code, codification - a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
penal code - the legal code governing crimes and their punishment
U. S. Code, United States Code - a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States; is prepared and published by a unit of the United States House of Representatives
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"