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  • n. All the official laws of a country or state

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  • n. a code of laws adopted by a state or nation


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  • "Anu and Baal called me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, worshipper of the gods" .... so begins the oldest legal code which has come down to us, from 2250 B. C.; and the coronation service of the English church is made whole out of the same thesis.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • The Federation’s legal code made no more than a gesture of attempting to cope with them.

    The Complete Federation Of The Hub

  • A rash of visitors had broken out, envoys of a friend of Mr. Pitt’s named Jeremy Bentham, at present touring Russia with the intention of writing a legal code for the Empress Catherine, but also the author of a treatise on the virtues and vices of setting felons to hard labor on public works, and exponent of a new kind of prison-in-the-round.

    Morgan’s Run


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