verb cod·i·fy \ˈkä-də-ˌfī, ˈkō-\

: to put (laws or rules) together as a code or system

: to put (things) in an orderly form


Full Definition of CODIFY

transitive verb
:  to reduce to a code
a :  systematize
b :  classify
cod·i·fi·abil·i·ty \ˌkä-də-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌkō-\ noun
cod·i·fi·ca·tion \-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of CODIFY

  1. The convention codified the rules of war.
  2. The author tries to codify important ideas about language.

First Known Use of CODIFY

circa 1800


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