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In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject. Also see legal code. Corruption Jurisprudence Philosophy of law Law (principle) List of legal abbreviations Legal code Intent Letter versus Spirit Natural Justice Natural law Religious law Witness intimidation Legal research Critical legal studies External links Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Law Look up law in Wiktionary, the free dictionary... In law, jurisdiction refers to the aspect of a any unique legal authority as being localized within boundaries. ... A legal code is a moral code enforced by the law of a state. ...

Contrary to popular belief, the common law has been codified in many jurisdictions in many areas; examples include the Law of General Obligations of New York State, the English Criminal Code (originally judge-made common law) and the California Civil Code. This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ...

In civil law jurisdictions, codification has also occurred in many areas. The codification movement developed out of the philosophy of the Enlightenment and began in several European countries during the late 18th century (see civil code). However, it only gained significant momentum with the enactment of the French Napoleonic Code in 1804. Civil law is a legal system derived from Roman law and commonly used in Europe. ... The Age of Enlightenment refers to the 18th century in European philosophy, and is often thought of as part of a larger period which includes the Age of Reason. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... A civil code is a systematic compilation of laws designed to comprehensively deal with the core areas of private law. ... The original Napoleonic Code, or Code Napoléon (originally called the Code civil des francais, or civil code of the French), was the French civil code, established at the behest of Napoléon. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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Codification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (561 words)
Apart from religious laws such as the Torah, perhaps the first nation in history to codify its laws was ancient Rome, with the compilations of the Lex Duodecim Tabularum and much later the Corpus Iuris Civilis.
These codified laws were the exceptions rather than the rule, however, as during much of the ancient Roman era Roman laws were left mostly uncodified.
The first permanent system of codified laws could be found in China, with the compilation of the Tang Code in CE 624.
2003 Codified Ordinance Amendments (849 words)
An Ordinance amending Section 4.01 (2) of the Codified Ordinances of the County of Summit requiring the County Fiscal Officer to be a Certified Public Accountant, and complying with a judgment issued by the Ninth District Court of Appeals, and declaring an emergency.
An Ordinance directing the Clerk of Council to correct an omission error in Section 1309.04(b) of the Codified Ordinances of the County of Summit, for the Executive, and declaring an emergency.
An Ordinance amending Section 177.05 of the Codified Ordinances, entitled “Advertisement for bids,” to require advertisement for bids in a newspaper for only one week where notice is also posted on the County’s website, to conform to the amended version of Section 307.87 of the Ohio Revised Code, for the Executive, and declaring an emergency.
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