Code of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi

noun
a Babylonian legal code of the 18th century b.c. or earlier, instituted by Hammurabi and dealing with criminal and civil matters.
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Main Entry:  Code of Hammurabi
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the set of laws drawn up by Babylonian king Hammurabi dating to the 18th century BC, the earliest legal code known in its entirety
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