codifyverb [ T ]uk /ˈkəʊ.dɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈkɑː.də.faɪ/ formal
Examples from literature
- He collected the scattered codes, so far as laws were codified, of the various Germanic nations, and modified them.
- In society it takes the form of custom which, when codified, is called law and when enforced is called government.
- Instead of simply developing our morals from custom, and therefore codifying them into law as in the school they are now boldly criticised, as in part if not in whole, hindrances to a better state of things.
- The Roman law, the law of citizens, had been codified two centuries earlier, and its outline had been hardened by the practice of two centuries.
- The grumbles, the complaints, and so forth, had never been codified.