- 18th century b.c. or earlier, king of Babylonia.
Also Ham·mu·ra·pi [hah-moo-rah-pee, ham-oo-] /ˌhɑ mʊˈrɑ pi, ˌhæm ʊ-/.
Compare Code of Hammurabi.
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- ?18th century bc, king of Babylonia; promulgator of one of the earliest known codes of law
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A king of ancient Mesopotamia, known for putting the laws of his country into a formal code.
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