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. 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
The tiny southeast Asian country of Brunei has adopted a harsh legal code that calls for stoning to death anyone found guilty of engaging in same-sex relationships, adultery, abortion [or] blasphemy.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- People are set to take to the streets of several cities across the world on Friday, January 25, to protest the United States' legal system, following the 11-day detention of Iran's Press TV news anchor Marzieh Hashemi based on a controversial US legal code.
Saudi Arabia has no written legal code to go with the texts making up sharia -- the Islamic law that effectively governs the kingdom -- but police and judiciary have long enforced a strict dress code.
Pakistan's legal code is about crime, national security, and domestic peace, but it has been less worried about protecting workers' rights etc.
Citizens of the Kingdom, he added, will not accept but the pride and honoUr of their Islamic supreme legal code the Sharia as it is the holy social contract and the sacred charter that reflect the secret of the cohesion between the Saudi people who believe in their faith and their legitimate leadership, Al-Issa also said.
Ideas like federalism and separation of powers are embedded in our Constitution, not as passages of a prolix legal code but as abstract and, hence, contestable concepts.
"The revised legal code reduced the punishment for forcing a woman in a subordinate position to have sexual intercourse from four years to three years," the committee said.
Under Iran's legal code, women are required to wear a headscarf and long clothes that cover their arms and legs.
Article 308 traces its roots back to the Ottoman legal code and had been in effect for a long time.