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pandect

noun pan·dect \ˈpan-ˌdekt\

Definition of PANDECT

1
:  a complete code of the laws of a country or system of law
2
:  a treatise covering an entire subject
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Origin of PANDECT

Late Latin Pandectae, the Pandects, digest of Roman civil law (6th century a.d.), from Latin, plural of pandectes encyclopedic work, from Greek pandektēs all-receiving, from pan- + dechesthai to receive; akin to Greek dokein to seem, seem good — more at decent
First Known Use: 1553

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