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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. codenoun

    digest, collection of laws

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "code":

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. code

    Emergency care True code

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  1. Jack Deschauer:

    Their whole brand was a loving, conservative, Christian family that lived life according to a very strict code of ethics, how can you conserve that brand?

  2. Ron Johnson:

    The first thing you do is support law enforcement, and unfortunately, the lieutenant governor has not done that. He has a record of wanting to defund the police – I know he doesn’t necessarily use that word, but he has a long history of being supported by people leading the effort to defund, he uses code words. Like Cori Bush said, talks about ‘reallocate over bloated police budgets.’ He said it pains him to see fully funded police budgets. That’s his views.

  3. Mari Tufts:

    I did it so people will start to see that girls are not a distraction and to stop teaching young men that it is an acceptable excuse to be distracted from their education, i found there was no correlation between any of the photos that were in dress code or out of dress code. So I proved clothes that were dress code violations were no more distracting.

  4. Navajo Nation:

    Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval was Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval and a compassionate family man. In every aspect of Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval life, Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval was a loving person who cared greatly for Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval people, today, I ask our Diné people to keep Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval spirit and Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval family in your prayers as we give thanks for Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval life and Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval legacy.

  5. John Fea:

    That's a code verse, it sends a clear message to his followers that there is something at work here beyond politics. He's saying that America is under spiritual attack and equating the attacks on Donald Trump with that.

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