- 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 pandect&emacron;s, encyclopedia, from Greek pandekt&emacron;s, all-receiving : pan-, pan- + dekt&emacron;s, 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").