• WordNet 3.6
    • n codification the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order
    • n codification a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Codification The act or process of codifying or reducing laws to a code.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n codification The act or process of reducing to a code or system; especially, in law, the reducing of unwritten or case law to statutory form.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. codification,


In literature:

They lose sight of the object of the whole thing in codification and definition.
"At Large" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The divine law, promulgated amid fireworks on some Mount Sinai, is never anything but the codification of human prejudice.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
This was the beginning of a codification of a common canon law, in which the sources drawn upon lose, as it were, their local character.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The effect upon English law of its codification has yet to be proved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
His ideas on education, on the celibacy of the clergy, and his schemes for the codification of French law, were far in advance of his time.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
One of these consisted of the codification of certain Imperial Statutes relating to the colonies.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
The establishment of the English Union led to a codification of the rules without which development was impossible.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
It is the first codification of private law that Japan ever had in her long history.
"Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World" by Hyacinthe Ringrose
Since the reign of Peter the Great, ten commissions have been successively employed in the codification of the Russian laws.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
One of these consisted of the codification of certain Imperial Statutes relating to the colonies.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
Closely connected with the reform of the currency and the codification of the commercial law was the reform of the banking laws.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8" by Various
But the very title of the bill indicates that Jefferson's purpose went farther than a mere codification of the old law.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Gilbert Chinard
The last great act of the Latin tradition was the codification, in the Latin language, of the law by Justinian (527-565).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
The codification of civil and penal law had not yet been begun.
"The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
The Popes and legal codification; Innocent III, Gregory IX.
"The Thirteenth" by James J. Walsh
Afterwards, the subjects of codification, consolidation of the statutes, and reform of the criminal law, were referred to other commissions.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
Several attempts at extensive legislation in India, intended apparently as a step towards a general codification of the law, have been made.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
The Council found itself committed to a codification and definition of Catholic doctrine.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
It was not codification but consolidation, not remoulding but abridging.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
It was Bentham who first suggested such a codification.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim

In news:

On Monday, the Busti Town Board passed a resolution for the codification of local laws by using the service provided by General Code.
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform references throughout the DFARS to the new Codification of Title 41, United States Code, "Public Contracts".
GASB Seeks Comments on Hierarchy Codification and Audit Guidance Integration.
KALAMAZOO — Busting someone age 21 or older for having a small amount of marijuana is to become codifed in Kalamazoo's charter as the lowest priority for law enforcement.
It was here I first encountered Britain's symbolic pub dish, fish and chips: a choice of cod—if memory serves—or plaice, battered and dripping grease, rolled with soggy fries in an old newspaper.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Section 954-450-25 provides guidance for accounting and financial reporting for medical malpractice.
DOVER — The Ordinance Codification and Verification Committee will continue, now that City Councilor Michael Weeden's resolution has been passed.
EZRA KLEIN is at a health-issues conference where he's hearing some interesting counter-counter-intuitive things about the future impact of the codification of the human genome on medicine.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Section 954-450-25 provides guidance for accounting and financial reporting for medical malpractice .
The Book of Torts is the eleventh in the Code of Maimonides, the monumental codification of Talmudic law that was the crowning work of that Moses of whom Jewry says, "From Moses to Moses, there was none like Moses.".

In science:

R. Cowan, P. A. David, and D. Foray, "The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness," Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 9, pp. 211–253, 2000.
Supporting Knowledge and Expertise Finding within Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Because of the expectation of incompleteness and fragmentation of the codifications in the differentiated system, the formal reflection cannot guide us as a grandiose metatheory.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
The Economics of Codification and the Diffusion of Knowledge,.
The Scientometrics of a Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations