- [often pl.] a complete body of laws; legal code
- Now Rare a complete or comprehensive digest
Origin of pandectFrench pandecte from Late Latin Pandectae, the Pandects from L, plural of pandectes, an all-inclusive book from Classical Greek pandekt?s, literally , all-receiving from pan, all (see pan-) + dechesthai, to contain, receive from Indo-European an unverified form de?-: see decent
- Pandects A digest of Roman civil law, compiled for the emperor Justinian in the sixth century AD and part of the Corpus Juris Civilis. Also called Digest .
- The definitive statement of a legal rule.
Origin of pandectLatin pandectēs encyclopedia from Greek pandektēs all-receiving pan- pan- dektēs receiver ( from dekhesthai to receive, accept ; see dek- in Indo-European roots.)
- A treatise or similar work that is comprehensive as to a particular topic.
- A comprehensive collection of codes or laws.
From Latin pandectÄ“s (“book that contains everything"), from Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Î½Î´ÎÎºÏ„Î·Ï‚ (pandektÄ“s, “all-receiver, encyclopedia"), from Ï€á¾¶Î½ (pan, “all") (equivalent to English pan-) + Î´ÎÎºÏ„Î·Ï‚ (dektÄ“s, “receiver").