re·​cod·​i·​fy (ˌ)rē-ˈkä-də-ˌfī How to pronounce recodify (audio)
recodified; recodifying; recodifies

transitive verb

: to codify (something) again
recodify statutes
The proposal was to recodify the ordinance and clarify areas where the language is confusing or contradictory.Glen Olson

Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recodify was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Recodify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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