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 (hăm′ə-rä′bē, hä′mo͝o-) also Ham·mu·ra·pi (-bē, -pē) Died 1750 bc.
Babylonian king (1792-1750) who made Babylon the chief Mesopotamian kingdom and codified the laws of Mesopotamia and Sumeria.


(ˌhæmʊˈrɑːbɪ) or


(Biography) ?18th century bc, king of Babylonia; promulgator of one of the earliest known codes of law


(ˌhɑ mʊˈrɑ bi, ˌhæm ʊ-)

also Ham•mu•ra•pi

(-ˈrɑ pi)

18th century b.c., king of Babylonia: instituted a legal code.
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Seemar and Mullen rely on Hammurabi who receives weight from all his seven rivals but was twice behind Shillong this season.
Taking the example of [section][section]146 and 147 in the Codex Hammurabi (pp.
Rehnquist (1924-2005), the Code of Hammurabi (1780 BCE), and the 2012 United Nations Resolution on the Use of the Death Penalty.
redactado por el hasta ahora primer legislador en sentido estricto, hasta el Codigo de la alianza (Exodo, 21-24), pasando por el Codigo de Hammurabi (babilonio), el Codigo de Manu (hindu), y otros, la violencia como recurso para dominar, atemorizar y encauzar al pueblo, ha sido ejercida con el rigor de la ley, aunada a la religion y con rasgos clasistas.
The cradle of civilisation which gave us the first code of conduct called the Hammurabi Code (1750 BC) as indeed the worst tyrant called Nebuchadnezzar -2.
Above, the entablature features the carved figures of great lawmakers and leaders, included among them Hammurabi and Solon from the ancient times as well as the mythical Kalantiaw and the revered Apolinario Mabini.
But the truth is that the Talmud is very different from most codes of lawwhether it's the one Hammurabi used to govern Babylon or the one Moses laid down for the Israelites in Deuteronomy.
The first tax demand in recorded history was sent out by an official working for Babylonian king Hammurabi in the 1780s BC.
Las normas de Hammurabi se basan fundamentalmente en la costumbre y, evidentemente, varias existian mucho antes de su reinado, conforme lo demuestran las coincidencias con los textos de codificaciones anteriores, a las que ya nos hemos referido.
Also shown are Hammurabi, Solomon, Confucius, Augustus, Napoleon, William Blackstone, Charlemagne and others.
The Code of Hammurabi, dating back to 1754 BC, contains specific legislation regulating surgeons and medical compensation.
The Tory toff said: "I have to say I think it's absolutely crazy you've already got the Labour leader commissioning great stones that are going to be engraved like the commandments of Moses or Hammurabi or something, with what he wants to do.