Pronunciation: (kod"u-fi-kā'shun, kō"du-), [key]
1. the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.
a. the act, process, or result of stating the rules and principles applicable in a given legal order to one or more broad areas of life in this form of a code.
b. the reducing of unwritten customs or case law to statutory form.
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