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.
Under this law, which is generally based on sharia, or the Islamic legal code, a woman is entitled to divorce her husband, with or without his assent, they added.
In response to the ruling, Representative Sally Kern introduced a redesigned bill that would have prohibited any court action based "on any law, rule, legal code or system that would not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges granted under the United States and Oklahoma Constitutions.
Sharia is the legal code ordained by Allah for all mankind.
Important legal cases shape the legal code, and the men who debate the law are the hammers that form it.
Under the kingdom's strict Islamic legal code, murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and apostasy are all punishable by death.
Back in 1215, Magna Carta took the first tottering steps towards a legal code intended to embrace the concept of the equality of man.
None of these states has amended the legal code to allow same-sex marriage, however, which makes it difficult in these states for gay couples to marry.
The Sharia Islamic legal code is reportedly not classified accordingly.
The Speaker said she will do whatever is feasible and comes under her jurisdiction and legal code of conduct.