Simple Definition of codify
: to put (laws or rules) together as a code or system
: to put (things) in an orderly form
Examples of codify in a sentence
The convention codified the rules of war.
The author tries to codify important ideas about language.
Did You Know?
A code is a collection of laws arranged in an orderly way; famous examples include the Code of Hammurabi, from about 1760 B.C. in ancient Babylon, and the Napoleonic Code, produced at Napoleon's orders in 1804. Laws that have been included in a code have been codified. The rules of baseball differed greatly from one place to another until they were codified by Alexander Cartwright in 1845; they haven't changed much since, though we don't know what Cartwright would say about the designated hitter.
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