AskDefine | Define codify

Dictionary Definition

codify v : organize into a code or system, such as a body of law; "Hamurabi codified the laws" [also: codified]

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  1. To reduce to a code, to arrange into a code.
    The company president codified the goal as a one-line mission statement.


Extensive Definition

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 a language that was not previously written.
  • To arrange or systematize

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