Definition of codify in English:
verb (codifies, codifying, codified)[with object]
1Arrange (laws or rules) into a systematic code.
- He even wanted to codify the common law, overstating, like all good reformers, the possible objectives of reform.
- These provisions fully support the view that certain articles of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea codify customary law.
- In fact, proper legislation simply codified laws that were pre-existent.
1.1Arrange according to a plan or system: Verdi helped codify an international operatic culture
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- Now Republican leaders in the Senate plan to codify these ties.
- To ensure visibility, we must codify these requirements in existing operation plans.
- It is an attempt to codify international relations in the post-Cold War era, institutionalising the political effects of globalisation.
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- France's codification of private law, under Napoleon in 1804, was the world's first systemic, rational codification of law.
- Such a framework smacks of the commitment to the codification of procedures that generate valid, reliable, and replicable findings that are a feature of quantitative research.
- I think it's very interesting that the very codification of everything that exists in the world can be broken down to words and letters - the fundamental building blocks of power.
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- The ancient codifiers of Hindu medicine carefully considered and documented the ethics of their profession and its various medical procedures.
- In contrast, George finds great kinship in the pristine and untainted teachings of the Hebrew codifier, Moses.
- The codifier of yoga said, ‘This is a steady, comfortable pose.’
Pronunciation: /ˌkädəfəˈkāSHən, ˌkōd-/noun
Pronunciation: /ˈkädəˌfīər, ˈkōd-/noun
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