- The definition of codify means to arrange or put in order.
- Organizing recipes by alphabetical order is an example of to codify.
- Putting photos in chronological order is an example of to codify.
codify definition by Webster's New World
codify definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb cod·i·fied, cod·i·fy·ing, cod·i·fies
- To reduce to a code: codify laws.
- To arrange or systematize.
- codˌi·fi·caˈtion noun
- codˈi·fiˌer noun
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.