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  1. pandects, a complete body or code of laws.
  2. a complete and comprehensive digest.
  3. 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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Historical Examples

  • It was published in fifty books, under the title (p. 087) Digesta or Pandect.

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8


  • This eminent Italian writer cites, in proof of this statement, Pothier, Pandect.

  • He was himself ignorant of any difference in the bank-notes and also of the misplacement of the Pandect volumes.


    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for pandect


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

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