Code Napoléon

[kawd na-paw-ley-awn]

noun

the civil code of France, enacted in 1804 and officially designated in 1807.

Also called Napoleonic Code.
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Code Napoléon

noun

the civil code of France, promulgated between 1804 and 1810, comprising the main body of French civil lawEnglish name: Napoleonic Code
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