pandect


pan·dect

noun \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

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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