Pandect

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pandect A treatise which comprehends the whole of any science. "Thou] a pandect mak'st, and universal book."
    • Pandect The digest, or abridgment, in fifty books, of the decisions, writings, and opinions of the old Roman jurists, made in the sixth century by direction of the emperor Justinian, and forming the leading compilation of the Roman civil law.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pandect A digest or comprehensive treatise; a treatise containing the whole of any science.
    • n pandect Specifically plural [capitalized] A collection of Roman civil law made by the emperor Justinian in the sixth century, containing decisions or judgments of lawyers, to which the emperor gave the force and authority of law. This compilation, the most important of the body of Roman civil law, consists of fifty books. Also called the Digest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pandect pan′dekt a treatise containing the whole of any science:
    • n Pandect pan′dekt (pl.) the digest of Roman or civil law made by command of the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pandecta, pandectes, Gr. all-receiving, all-containing; pa^s pa^n, all + to receive: cf. F. pandectes, pl
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. pandectespas, pan, all, dechesthai, to receive.

Usage

In literature:

Ulpian in Pandect l. i. tit.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
We nowhere find that the jurists of the Pandects disputed concerning the words, or the drawing up of the edict.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
PANDECTS, a digest of Roman law.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
It was intended merely as an introduction to the Pandects and the Code, and was entitled the Institutes.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
CIVIL LAW, a system of laws for the regulation of civilised communities formed on Roman laws, digested in the pandects of Justinian.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Pandect, Florentine edition of 421.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
While the empire was possessed by the princes of the house of Saxony, a copy of the Pandects of Justinian was discovered at Amalfi.
"The Life of Hugo Grotius" by Charles Butler
Woe to the audacious jurist who made the Pandects serve for disquisitions on the rights of men and nations!
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
On the left, Justinian delivers the Pandects to Tribonian.
"The Old Masters and Their Pictures" by Sarah Tytler
Pandecte, its early use, 557.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
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