Code civilor Code Napoleon, a code enacted in France in 1803 and 1804, embodying the law of rights of persons and of property generally. Abbot.

(Co`de*fend"ant) n. A joint defendant. Blackstone.

(Co*de"ine) n. [Gr. poppy head: cf. F. codine.] (Chem.) One of the opium alkaloids; a white crystalline substance, C18H21NO3, similar to and regarded as a derivative of morphine, but much feebler in its action; — called also codeia.

(||Co*det"ta) n. [It., dim. of coda tail.] (Mus.) A short passage connecting two sections, but not forming part of either; a short coda.

(||Co"dex) n.; pl. Codices [L. See Code.]

1. A book; a manuscript.

2. A collection or digest of laws; a code. Burrill.

3. An ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament.

4. A collection of canons. Shipley.

(Cod"fish) n. (Zoöl.) A kind of fish. Same as Cod.

(Codg"er) n. [Cf. Cadger.]

1. A miser or mean person.

2. A singular or odd person; — a familiar, humorous, or depreciatory appellation. [Colloq.]

A few of us old codgers met at the fireside.

(Cod"i*cal) a. Relating to a codex, or a code.

(Cod"i*cil) n. [L. codicillus, dim. of codex: cf. F. codicille. See Code.] (Law) A clause added to a will.

(Cod`i*cil"la*ry) a. [L. codicillaris, codicillarius.] Of the nature of a codicil.

(Co`di*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. codification.] The act or process of codifying or reducing laws to a code.

(Co"di*fi`er) n. One who codifies.

(Co"di*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Codified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Codifying.] [Code + - fy: cf. F. codifier.] To reduce to a code, as laws.

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.

The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence. "The Code" Wharton.

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.

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