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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.8 / 4 votes

  1. code

    Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in common use, the term is applied to any legislative act, however imperfect or unjust. Command and commandment are personal and particular; as, the commands of a parent; the ten commandments. An edict is the act of an absolute sovereign or other authority; we speak of the edict of an emperor, the decree of a court. A mandate is specific, for an occasion or a purpose; a superior court issues its mandate to an inferior court to send up its records. Statute is the recognized legal term for a specific law; enactment is the more vague and general expression. We speak of algebraic or chemical formulas, municipal ordinances, military orders, army regulations, ecclesiastical canons, the rules of a business house. Law is often used, also, for a recognized principle, whose violation is attended with injury or loss that acts like a penalty; as, the laws of business; the laws of nature. In more strictly scientific use, a natural law is simply a recognized system of sequences or relations; as, Kepler's laws of planetary distances. A code is a system of laws; jurisprudence is the science of law, or a system of laws scientifically considered, classed, and interpreted; legislation, primarily the act of legislating, denotes also the body of statutes enacted by a legislative body. An economy (Greek oikonomia, primarily the management of a house) is any comprehensive system of administration; as, domestic economy; but the word is extended to the administration or government of a state or people, signifying a body of laws and regulations, with the entire system, political or religious, especially the latter, of which they form a part; as, the code of Draco, Roman jurisprudence, British legislation, the Mosaic economy. Law is also used as a collective noun for a system of laws or recognized rules or regulations, including not only all special laws, but the principles on which they are based. The Mosaic economy is known also as the Mosaic law, and we speak of the English common law, or the law of nations. Polity (Greek politeia, from polis, a city) signifies the form, constitution, or method of government of a nation, state, church, or other institution; in usage it differs from economy as applying rather to the system, while economy applies especially to method, or to the system as administered; an economy might be termed a polity considered with especial reference to its practical administration, hence commonly with special reference to details or particulars, while polity has more reference to broad principles.

    canon, command, commandment, decree, economy, edict, enactment, formula, jurisprudence, law, legislation, mandate, order, ordinance, polity, principle, regulation, rule, statute

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. code, codificationnoun

    a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)

    codification, computer code

  2. codenoun

    a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

    codification, computer code

  3. code, computer codeverb

    (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

    codification, computer code

  4. codeverb

    attach a code to

    "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"

    cipher, write in code, cypher, inscribe, encrypt, encipher

  5. code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in codeverb

    convert ordinary language into code

    "We should encode the message for security reasons"

    work out, enrol, engrave, figure, reckon, cipher, cypher, grave, scratch, autograph, enter, inscribe, write in code, encrypt, enroll, encipher, recruit, compute, calculate

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. codenoun

    digest, collection of laws

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "code":

    codes, código, law, codice, coding, encodes, accnt, cipher, wetboek, icoc

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. code

    Emergency care True code

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  1. New Jersey:

    If a business entity were to invest in capital, or to invest in machines, or to invest in expansion, they receive tax benefit for doing so, but if an individual family decides to make an investment in people, in our future, in human beings, all we're asking is that the tax code recognize that as well as an investment in the future.

  2. Daniel Rascher:

    They don’t want to wait in line, or some of the fans aren’t vaccinated and don’t want to go out and get a COVID test and bring it with them, you have to show your card or QR code and I don’t know if the schools are equipped to quickly scan that. You’re probably going to see the dip in demand because people don’t want to deal with it.

  3. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder:

    Modernizing state government is an ongoing effort, i appreciate the work of the legislature in analyzing the criminal code and eliminating statutes that no longer make sense in the 21st century.

  4. City Council President Ben Stuckart:

    We are gathering facts, looking at city code, to determine if any city policies in relation to boards or commissions were violated.

  5. James Lankford:

    What changes might be needed in the tax code in the days ahead, to be able to adjust in what scenario.

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