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Syllabification: cod·i·fy
Pronunciation: /ˈkädəˌfī
, ˈkōdəˌfī

Definition of codify in English:

verb (codifies, codifying, codified)

[with object]
1Arrange (laws or rules) into a systematic code.
Example sentences
  • 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.
systematize, systemize, organize, arrange, order, structure;
1.1Arrange according to a plan or system: Verdi helped codify an international operatic culture
More example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /ˌkädəfəˈkāSHən, ˌkōd-/
Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈkädəˌfīər, ˈkōd-/
Example sentences
  • 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.’

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