Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Code (?), n. [F., fr. L. codex, caudex, the stock or tem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writting.]
1. A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
&hand; The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence. The Code"
2. Any system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.
Code civil ∨ Code Napoleon, a code enacted in France in 1803 and 1804, embodying the law of rights of persons and of property generally.