codification

[kod-uh-fi-key-shuhn, koh-duh-]
noun
1.
the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.
2.
Law.
a.
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.
b.
the reducing of unwritten customs or case law to statutory form.

Origin:
1810–20; code + -i- + -fication

recodification, noun
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codification (ˌkəʊdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən, ˌkɒ-)
 
n
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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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.
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