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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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.
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.
Ernst claimed that "virtually every page of the Kinsey Report touches on some section of the legal code," and once boasted in an essay for Scientific Monthly that "the Kinsey Report broke through a mass of taboo.
Among them were books by Gary DeMar, a "Christian Reconstructionist" who advocates imposing the Old Testament's legal code on America.
His role as a man who appoints judges and also sits on the Executive was thrown into question when European human rights law was brought into Scotland's legal code.
It is precisely when Jewish commentators confused "covenant" with "contract," and began to treat it as a mere legal code, that the people appeared whom we know from the New Testament as the legalistic scribes and Pharisees.
It's impossible not to consider the court here a Kafkaesque joke, yet a good amount of care is taken to acknowledge the just aspects of the Chinese legal code.
Mohamed called on Australians to have a perspective on Islamic legal code, sharia law, which was largely misunderstood, adding that punishment is only a small part of the law, News.
Rouhana stressed that KAFA's spreading of legal knowledge did not mean it accepted the legal code, which was the reason behind KAFA working on rectifying it.
The acquis, a massive legal code that, like "The Blob," keeps growing at a frightening rate, also applies to new countries joining the union.
A defence ministry spokesman said the crash was caused by an engine fire, although state-owned RTR television reported that an inquiry had already been opened under the part of the legal code dealing with terrorist acts.