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codify

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verb cod·i·fy \ˈkä-də-ˌfī, ˈkō-\

Simple Definition of codify

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

  • : to put (things) in an orderly form

Full Definition of codify

cod·i·fiedcod·i·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce to a code

  3. 2 a :  systematize b :  classify

cod·i·fi·abil·i·ty play \ˌkä-də-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌkō-\ noun
cod·i·fi·ca·tion play \-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.



Circa 1800

First Known Use of codify

circa 1800



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