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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.
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1. the systematic organization of methods, rules, etc
2. (Law) law the collection into one body of the principles of a system of law
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cod•i•fi•ca•tion(ˌkɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌkoʊ də-)
the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.
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The collection of a number of laws or legal principles into one organized body.
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|Noun||1.||codification - the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order|
|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
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