Definition of codify in English:

codify

Line breaks: co¦dify
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊdɪfʌɪ
 
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verb (codifies, codifying, codified)

[with object]
1Arrange (laws or rules) into a systematic code: the statutes have codified certain branches of common law (as adjective codified) in the United Kingdom there is no codified constitution
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  • 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.
Synonyms
systematize, systemize, organize, arrange, order, marshal, set out, chart, structure, tabulate, catalogue, list, sort, dispose, index, classify, class, categorize, compile, group, range, file, log, grade, rate, assort
1.1Arrange according to a plan or system: this would codify existing intergovernmental cooperation on drugs
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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.

Derivatives

codification

Pronunciation: /-fɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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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.

codifier

noun
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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.’

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