Code civil
Code Code (k[=o]d), n. [F., fr. L. codex, caudex, the stock or stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writing.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence. ``The Code'' --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Code civil} or {Code Napoleon}, a code enacted in France in 1803 and 1804, embodying the law of rights of persons and of property generally. --Abbot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • code, civil — n. The collection of laws based on the French Napoleonic Code that governs Louisiana jurisprudence. Also known as code civil. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Code civil — Code ci|vil [kɔdsi vil] der; <aus fr. code civil> franz. Zivilgesetzbuch …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Code Civil — Erste Seite der Erstausgabe des Code civil von 1804 Der Code civil (CC) (1807–1815 und kurzzeitig zwischen 1853 und 1871 in Code Napoléon umbenannt) ist das französische Gesetzbuch zum Zivilrecht, das durch Napoléon Bonaparte am 21. März 1804… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Code civil — Erste Seite der Erstausgabe des Code civil von 1804 Der Code civil (CC) (1807–1815 und kurzzeitig zwischen 1853 und 1871 in Code Napoléon umbenannt) ist das französische Gesetzbuch zum Zivilrecht, das durch Napoléon Bonaparte am 21. März 1804… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Code civil —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les articles traitant d un même sujet en fonction du pays ou de la juridiction. Un code civil est une compilation de lois et règles censées régir les matières du Droit civil. Il en existe dans nombre d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Code Civil — The code which embodies the civil law of France. It was promulgated in 1804. When Napoleon became emperor, the name was changed to Code Napoleon, by which it is still often designated though it is now officially styled by its original name of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Code Civil — The code which embodies the civil law of France. It was promulgated in 1804. When Napoleon became emperor, the name was changed to Code Napoleon, by which it is still often designated though it is now officially styled by its original name of… …   Black's law dictionary

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