codification

[ kod-uh-fi-key-shuhn, koh-duh- ]
/ ˌkɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌkoʊ də- /

noun

the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.
Law.
  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.

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Origin of codification

First recorded in 1810–20; code + -i- + -fication

OTHER WORDS FROM codification

re·cod·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for codification

codification
/ (ˌkəʊdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən, ˌkɒ-) /

noun

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