precode

adjective pre·code \ ˌprē-ˈkōd \
variants: or pre-code

Definition of precode

: used, made, or existing before the implementation of a code stating a body of laws, rules, or principles
  • precode contracts/laws
  • pre-code movies [=movies made before strict enforcement of the Motion Pictures Production Code in 1934]

First Known Use of precode

1909

in the meaning defined above

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