Definition of codify
codifiabilityplay \ˌkä-də-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌkō-\ noun
codificationplay \ˌkä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌkō-\ noun
Examples of codify in a Sentence
The convention codified the rules of war.
The author tries to codify important ideas about language.
Recent Examples of codify from the Web
So Fried and another former diplomat, Tom Malinowski, who was assistant secretary of state for human rights, began lobbying Congress to pass legislation codifying the sanctions, Malinowski told NBC News.
First codified by Parisian restaurant La Tour d'Argent in the 19th century, this extravagant meal is a flamboyant celebration of French haute cuisine.
The medium has yet to be entirely codified, and true players have yet to emerge from the fray.
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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.
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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