[ pan-dekt ]
/ ˈpæn dɛkt /


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

Origin of pandect

1525–35; < Late Latin Pandectēs < Greek pandéktēs all-receiver (pan- pan- + déktēs receiver, container, encyclopedia) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pandect

/ (ˈpændɛkt) /


a treatise covering all aspects of a particular subject
(often plural) the complete body of laws of a country; legal code

Word Origin for pandect

C16: via Late Latin from Greek pandektēs containing everything, from pan- + dektēs receiver, from dekhesthai to receive
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