UK [ˈkəʊdɪfaɪ] / US [ˈkoʊdɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive]
Word forms "codify":
present tense I/you/we/they codify he/she/it codifies present participle codifying past tense codified past participle codified
to make something part of an organized system, especially an official system of laws

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  • codify — cod·i·fy / kä də ˌfī, kō / vt fied, fy·ing: to reduce (laws) to a code cod·i·fi·ca·tion /ˌkä də fə kā shən, ˌkō / n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Codify — can have specific meanings, including:* In the law and in the legal fields, Codify is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject. * In linguistics, Codify is the process of standardizing …   Wikipedia

  • codify — UK US /ˈkəʊdɪfaɪ/ US  /ˈkɑː / verb [T] FORMAL ► LAW to arrange something such as laws or rules into a formal system for people to follow: »The essential function of our organization is to codify best banking practice. codify sth into sth »We don… …   Financial and business terms

  • Codify — Co di*fy (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Codified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Codifying}.] [Code + fy: cf. F. codifier.] To reduce to a code, as laws. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • codify — c.1800, from CODE (Cf. code) + FY (Cf. fy). Related: codified; codifying; codification …   Etymology dictionary

  • codify — [v] systematize arrange, catalogue, classify, code, collect, condense, digest, order, organize, summarize, tabulate; concepts 39,84 Ant. disorganize, unsystematize …   New thesaurus

  • codify — ► VERB (codifies, codified) ▪ organize (procedures or rules) into a system or code. DERIVATIVES codification noun codifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • codify — [käd′ə fī΄, kō′dəfī΄] vt. codified, codifying [ COD(E) + I + FY] to arrange (laws, rules, etc.) systematically codification [käd′əfi kā′shən, kō′dəfi kā′shən] n. codifier [käd′əfī΄ər, kō′dəfī΄ər] n …   English World dictionary

  • codify — [[t]ko͟ʊdɪfaɪ, AM kɑ͟ːd [/t]] codifies, codifying, codified VERB If you codify a set of rules, you define them or present them in a clear and ordered way. [V n] The latest draft of the agreement codifies the panel s decision. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • codify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Date: circa 1800 1. to reduce to a code 2. a. systematize b. classify • codifiability noun • codification noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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