codify


cod·i·fy

transitive verb \ˈkä-də-ˌfī, ˈkō-\

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

: to put (things) in an orderly form

cod·i·fiedcod·i·fy·ing

Full Definition of CODIFY

1
:  to reduce to a code
2
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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