Definitions for pandectˈpæn dɛkt
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pandects, a complete body or code of laws:
the Pandects of Justinian.
any complete and comprehensive digest.
Origin of pandect:
1525–35; < LL Pandectēs < Gk pandéktēs=pan-pan - +déktēs receiver, container, encyclopedia
A treatise or similar work that is comprehensive as to a particular topic.
A comprehensive collection of codes or laws.
Origin: From pandectes, from πανδέκτης, from πᾶν (equivalent to English pan-)Category:English words prefixed with pan- + δέκτης.
a treatise which comprehends the whole of any science
the digest, or abridgment, in fifty books, of the decisions, writings, and opinions of the old Roman jurists, made in the sixth century by direction of the emperor Justinian, and forming the leading compilation of the Roman civil law