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pandect

[ pan-dekt ]
/ ˈpæn dɛkt /
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noun

pandects, a complete body or code of laws.
a complete and comprehensive digest.
Pandects, Roman Law. digest (def. 12b).

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Origin of pandect

1525–35; <Late Latin Pandectēs<Greek pandéktēs all-receiver (pan-pan- + déktēs receiver, container, encyclopedia)
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British Dictionary definitions for pandect

pandect
/ (ˈpændɛkt) /

noun

a treatise covering all aspects of a particular subject
(often plural) the complete body of laws of a country; legal code
C16: via Late Latin from Greek pandektēs containing everything, from pan- + dektēs receiver, from dekhesthai to receive
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