- Organizing recipes by alphabetical order is an example of to codify.
- Putting photos in chronological order is an example of to codify.
The definition of codify means to arrange or put in order.
to arrange (laws, rules, etc.) systematically
Origin of codifycod(e) + -i- + -fy
transitive verbcod·i·fied, cod·i·fy·ing, cod·i·fies
- To organize or arrange systematically, especially in writing: “Arguments for the existence of God have been codified for centuries by theologians” (Richard Dawkins).
- To establish or express in a conventional form or standard formulation: “The unification of motion and rest &ellipsis; was proposed by Galileo and codified in Newton's first law of motion” (Lee Smolin).
- To turn (a common law requirement or practice) into law.
(third-person singular simple present codifies, present participle codifying, simple past and past participle codified)
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 law.
- 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.