[kod-uh-fi-key-shuh n, koh-duh-]


the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.
  1. 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.
  2. the reducing of unwritten customs or case law to statutory form.

Origin of codification

First recorded in 1810–20; code + -i- + -fication
Related formsre·cod·i·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for codification

Contemporary Examples of codification

  • Hagel also acceded to the 2006 codification of an executive order imposing sanctions on others tied to Iran's nuclear program.

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    Hagel, Obama and Iran

    Ali Gharib

    December 19, 2012

Historical Examples of codification

British Dictionary definitions for codification



systematic organization of methods, rules, etc
law the collection into one body of the principles of a system of law
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