- 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.
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Hagel also acceded to the 2006 codification of an executive order imposing sanctions on others tied to Iran's nuclear program.
Such a late codification is no more inconceivable than Justinian's codification of Roman law.The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible|R. Heber Newton
In most civilized states (including Japan) it has been codified by statute, to the general satisfaction of the Codification.
In the time of the Legalists the first steps had been taken in the codification of the criminal law.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
A place in a codification Commission would, he said, 'suit him better than anything else in the world.'The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I.|Sir Leslie Stephen
With the death of Mahomet began the development and codification of Moslem law.