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[kod-uh-fahy, koh-duh-] /ˈkɒd əˌfaɪ, ˈkoʊ də-/

verb (used with object), codified, codifying.
to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a .
to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection.
/ˈkəʊdɪˌfaɪ; ˈkɒ-/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to organize or collect together (laws, rules, procedures, etc) into a system or code

c.1800, from code (n.) + -fy. Related: codified; codifying; codification.


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