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 (kŏd′ĭ-fī′, kō′də-)
tr.v. cod·i·fied, cod·i·fy·ing, cod·i·fies
1. To organize or arrange systematically, especially in writing: "Arguments for the existence of God have been codified for centuries by theologians" (Richard Dawkins).
2. To establish or express in a conventional form or standard formulation: "The unification of motion and rest ... was proposed by Galileo and codified in Newton's first law of motion" (Lee Smolin).
3. To turn (a common law requirement or practice) into law.

cod′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
cod′i·fi′er n.


(ˌkəʊdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌkɒ-)
1. the systematic organization of methods, rules, etc
2. (Law) law the collection into one body of the principles of a system of law


(ˌkɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌkoʊ də-)

the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.


The collection of a number of laws or legal principles into one organized body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.codification - the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order
systematisation, systematization, rationalisation, rationalization - systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
2.codification - a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
black and white, written communication, written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
Bushido - traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living
legal code - a code of laws adopted by a state or nation; "a code of laws"
building code - set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings
dress code - a set of rules specifying the correct manner of dress while on the premises of the institution (or specifying what manner of dress is prohibited)
fire code - set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc
omerta - a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities
health code, sanitary code - set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc
Highway Code - the code of rules governing the use of public roads


[ˌkəʊdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n [laws] → codification f
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This concern is reflected in the congressional debates surrounding the first set of codifications, which included Titles 18 and 28.
Cole) (seeking assurance that the bills "were simply codifications of existing law and undertook to make no changes in existing law").
Thus, the French codification, which opens the way to codifications, is constantly and enthusiastically requested by the actors of political and social life.
Subsequent to the 19th century codification, marked by a desire for the rationalisation and reformation of law and its sources, the following century witnessed the settling and sedimentation of the work of codification, which led to "an abandonment of the scheme of codification of the 19th century in favour of codifications called 'a droit constant', which consisted of the rational regrouping of existing law without modifying it" (Cabrillac, 2002: 45).
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Le directeur general de Tunicode GS1 Tunisia, societe tunisienne de codification Sofiane Tekaya, est intervenu, mardi, a la radio RTCI pour expliquer que le premier objectif du code [beaucoup moins que]Data Matrix[beaucoup plus grand que], est d'abord de garantir aux patients un traitement certifie de qualite:
The codifications proposed in the bills are long overdue.
Codification is the process of bringing together a legislative act and all its amendments in a single new act.
37) The ILC has produced codifications of many of the foundational areas of international law, including the law of treaties, diplomatic and consular law, and the law of the sea.
Codifications, as I use that term, are signals about what codifying states believe customary law requires and are therefore signals about the legal (as opposed to political or economic) costs of failing to adhere to the codified rule.
It also includes the 'imposed' British imperial codifications (Thomas Macaulay's Indian Penal Code, 1837-60 and R.
I speak of the church which used not to regard itself as a "confessional church" in which you must proclaim your acceptance of codifications rigidly drawn up.