codify

[ kod-uh-fahy, koh-duh- ]
/ ˈkɒd əˌfaɪ, ˈkoʊ də- /

verb (used with object), cod·i·fied, cod·i·fy·ing.

to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a code.
to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection.

Nearby words

  1. codices,
  2. codicil,
  3. codicillary,
  4. codicology,
  5. codification,
  6. coding,
  7. coding sequence,
  8. codirect,
  9. codiscoverer,
  10. codline

Origin of codify

First recorded in 1795–1805; code + -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for codify

codify

/ (ˈkəʊdɪˌfaɪ, ˈkɒ-) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to organize or collect together (laws, rules, procedures, etc) into a system or code
Derived Formscodifier, noun

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Word Origin and History for codify

codify

v.

c.1800, from code (n.) + -fy. Related: codified; codifying; codification.

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