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codification

[kod-uh-fi-key-shuh n, koh-duh-] /ˌkɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌkoʊ də-/
noun
1.
the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.
2.
Law.
  1. the act, process, or result of stating the rules and principles applicable in a given legal order to one or more broad areas of life in this form of a code.
  2. the reducing of unwritten customs or case law to statutory form.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; code + -i- + -fication
Related forms
recodification, noun
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Examples for codification
  • It is undesirable because it can be achieved only through rigid codification, which makes all further discussion pointless.
  • Again, this is largely a codification of existing practice.
British Dictionary definitions for codification

codification

/ˌkəʊdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌkɒ-/
noun
1.
systematic organization of methods, rules, etc
2.
(law) the collection into one body of the principles of a system of law
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