codify

[kod-uh-fahy, koh-duh-]
verb (used with object), codified, codifying.
1.
to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a code.
2.
to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection.

Origin:
1795–1805; code + -ify

codifiability [kod-uh-fahy-uh-bil-i-tee, koh-duh-] , noun
codifier, noun
noncodified, adjective
recodify, verb (used with object), recodified, recodifying.
uncodified, adjective


2. classify, catalog, order, organize, group.
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codify (ˈkəʊdɪˌfaɪ, ˈkɒ-)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to organize or collect together (laws, rules, procedures, etc) into a system or code
 
'codifier
 
n

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codify
c.1800, from code on model of classify, etc. Related: codified; codification (1817).
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Example sentences
In the drilling safety rule, the government sought to codify some of the voluntary industry standards that already existed.
It's not surprising he'd want to codify his perspective.
The guidelines, which the administration hopes to codify in a federal regulation later this year, are badly needed.
He was the first to codify that dance form by devising a training method for it.
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