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codify - Legal Definition
To arrange, compile, organize, and systematize into a
code the statutes, or the entire body of law (including case law) of a country
or state or the statutes or the body of law concerning a particular area of the
To enact a
statute that restates the body of a particular area of law including applicable
common law principles and the judicial interpretation of previous or existing
statutes. See also statute.
Tolkien's plans with respect to the MiddleEarth universe he created in both the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings weren't so easy to codify.
They codify laws regarding libel and slander.
In the 13th century it became necessary for the legists to codify, as it were, the unwritten law, because the upheavals of the times necessitated the fixing of some rules in writing, and especially because it was necessary to oppose a definite custom of the kingdom to Frederick II., who sought, as king of Jerusalem, to take advantage of the want of a written law, to substitute his own conceptions of law in the teeth of the high court.
From what has been already stated, the reader will perceive that Justinian did not, according to a strict use of terms, codify the Roman law.
- The Arbitration (Scotland) Act 1894, unlike the English Arbitration Act 1889, did not codify the previously existing law, and it becomes necessary, therefore, to deal with that law in some detail.