What does codification mean?

Definitions for codification
ˌkɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌkoʊ də-cod·i·fi·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. codificationnoun

    the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order

  2. code, codificationnoun

    a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)


  1. codificationnoun

    The process of precisely formulating a statement, as a code of laws.

    The taskforce spent months on the codification of their mandate, but when they were done all agreed they knew exactly what they were supposed to do.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Codificationnoun

    the act or process of codifying or reducing laws to a code

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. codification.]


  1. Codification

    In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject, forming a legal code, i.e. a codex of law.

Editors Contribution

  1. codification

    The act and process of creating a computer or software code.

    The computer and software programmers all had the codification skills and abilty they needed.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

  2. codification

    The act and process of creating accurate, concise, ethical, logical, moral, practical, rational, specific and transparent code for agreements, articles, chapters, constitutions, guidelines, legislation, principles, procedures, processes, resolutions, rules, statute, statutory instruments and treaties.

    Codification from an official perspective is a specialized skill which requires a variety of ability, experience, skills, experience, intuition and knowledge.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

  3. codification

    Used by courts and legislators but, has no legal authority.

    Submitted by drdavis316 on June 18, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of codification in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of codification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of codification in a Sentence

  1. Riccardo Tisci:

    My first year at Burberry was about understanding and refining the new codification for the house. With that foundation in place, I feel ready to start exploring what's at the heart of this incredible brand, this is the story behind this collection, a collection inspired by our past and dedicated to our future. It's the evolution of our Burberry kingdom.

  2. Amy Artuso:

    There is a patchwork system across the country, we are calling for codification or increased consistency across the states. Either pass legislation, or improve existing legislation to better protect children.

  3. Thom Tillis:

    This is a sincere codification of current law.

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