- to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a code.
- to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection.
Origin of codify
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2. classify, catalog, order, organize, group.
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Examples from the Web for codified
On his watch, Obamacare became the law of the land, with government-driven health insurance a codified right.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again
November 24, 2014
The juror is said to have invoked common sense in the face of the statutes as codified by the State of Illinois.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles
November 2, 2014
He hardly spares any codified religion from his angry denunciations, including Orthodoxy.Frank Schaeffer, the Atheist Who Believes in God
August 3, 2014
Oberlin College codified the trigger warning into its teacher guide, telling professors to “avoid” triggers in their classrooms.Warning: This Column Will Offend You
April 28, 2014
What worries many doctors, however, is that the Affordable Care Act has codified this broken system into law.How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession
April 14, 2014
Codified, it was in a sense the forerunner of the Code Napoleon.
Archives have been thrown open, ransacked, catalogued and codified.Terre Napoleon
A codified law and precedent cases were of no account to this "equity" judge.Law and Laughter
George Alexander Morton
It was not codified, yet its authority was universally deferred to and folios were written about it.Pretty Michal
Act of March 3, which codified and strengthened the previous statutes.Aliens or Americans?
Howard B. Grose
- (tr) to organize or collect together (laws, rules, procedures, etc) into a system or code
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Word Origin and History for codified
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