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"
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"If this law were adopted, sir," said the procureur, "it would greatly simplify our legal codes, and in that case the magistrates would not (as you just observed) have much to do."
But we are also aware that if actual law is not on our side, human law is for us, natural law, the law of common-sense and conscience, which is no less binding upon every noble and honest man--that is, every man of sane judgment--because it is not to be found in miserable legal codes. If we come here without fear of being turned out (as was threatened just now) because of the imperative tone of our demand, and the unseemliness of such a visit at this late hour
Then he added, "If I were commissioned to draw up a new legal code, and had previously enjoyed the privilege, as I have been doing lately, of listening to the conversation of you three young ladies, I should make precisely the same classification."
Most legal codes include clearly defined punishments for infractionsfines, jail time, or in the worst cases, capital punishment.
The book closely examines the legal codes and legal practices of both eras, seeking continuities between Qing and Republican law as China embraced the western and Weberian models of modernity, and makes note of the reintroduction of elements of the Qing system that were better suited to the social and cultural conditions of China at the time.
In India, the National Council of Churches, representing millions of Christians has campaigned against Section 377, calling it 'legal codes of fascism.'
"Education is a fundamental right of every human being and anyone who denies that basic right violates all moral and legal codes of conduct," he said.
Wellen shows that while most local South Asian trading networks were at a disadvantage compared to Chinese, European, and Indian merchants because of a lack of pooled capital, these legal codes gave the Wajorese an exceptional advantage (p.
Her case has raised new questions ahead of the tournament, which likely will draw tens of thousands of Western tourists unfamiliar with the Islamic-based legal codes that govern the small peninsular nation.
Nataliya Nikitenko, Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Constitutional Legislation and State Structure of the Kyrgyz Jogorku Kenesh, explained: "Kyrgyzstan has embarked on an important process to reform its criminal justice-related legal codes, which will benefit from the discussions and exchange of expertise at the Expert Forum by informing the work on drafting these new codes."
The most important source of knowledge about the human body in the early medieval legal codes of Germanic people, explains Tyszka, are the regulation on varied crimes against the integrality and inviolability of the living human body.