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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.
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.
Nevertheless, the legal codes of Maimonides in the 12 th century and Joseph Karo in the 16th--not Rabbenu Tam--carried the day in the Jewish religious world.
There are obviously many differences in legal codes across Europe.
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.
He said that keeping in view the changing social values, it is the need of the hour that old legal codes should corresponding with the new traditions.
The 42-year-old claimed she was raped in March by a co-worker, but was charged with the sex offence after going to police in Dubai in a case that highlighted the clash between the city's Western atmosphere and its Islamic-based legal codes.
is a full-service, turn-key fire safety and prevention firm working with businesses and property owners to ensure the safety of lives and property as well as full compliance with all applicable legal codes and regulations.
The digitization of legal codes is a rudimentary service that many nations adopted decades ago.
Pheraon highlighted that "the Lebanese Army is a national institution which has its own legal codes and systems.