[kod-uh-fi-key-shuh n, koh-duh-]
- the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.
- the act, process, or result of stating the rules and principles applicable in a given legal order to one or more broad areas of life in this form of a code.
- the reducing of unwritten customs or case law to statutory form.
Origin of codification
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Examples from the Web for codification
Hagel also acceded to the 2006 codification of an executive order imposing sanctions on others tied to Iran's nuclear program.Hagel, Obama and Iran
December 19, 2012
Bills were laid before the House for the codification of the law.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)
John Richard Green
A demand for codification was among the traditions of the Utilitarians.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I.
Sir Leslie Stephen
Codification, in short, means centralisation in one department.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)
It was not codification but consolidation, not remoulding but abridging.
They lose sight of the object of the whole thing in codification and definition.At Large
Arthur Christopher Benson
- systematic organization of methods, rules, etc
- law the collection into one body of the principles of a system of law
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