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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