Examples of codify in a sentence
The convention codified the rules of war.
The author tries to codify important ideas about language.
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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.
First Known Use of codify
CODIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of codify for English Language Learners
: to put (laws or rules) together as a code or system
: to put (things) in an orderly form
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