Definitions of codification
  1. noun
    the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order
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    type of:
    rationalisation, rationalization, systematisation, systematization
    systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
  2. noun
    a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
    synonyms: code
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    traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living
    legal code
    a code of laws adopted by a state or nation
    building code
    set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings
    dress code
    a set of rules specifying the correct manner of dress while on the premises of the institution (or specifying what manner of dress is prohibited)
    fire code
    set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc
    a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities
    health code, sanitary code
    set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc
    Highway Code
    the code of rules governing the use of public roads
    Justinian code, Roman law, civil law, jus civile
    the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Salic law
    the code of laws of the Salian Franks and other German tribes
    criminal law
    the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
    penal code
    the legal code governing crimes and their punishment
    U. S. Code, United States Code
    a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States; is prepared and published by a unit of the United States House of Representatives
    type of:
    black and white, written communication, written language
    communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
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