Codification is the general process of collecting, arranging, and revising the laws of a nation or other specified jurisdiction into a systematically ordered legal code. A codification of laws attempts to be comprehensive, covering the entirety of a field of law. A codification also endeavors to consist of a logically consistent whole of rules and legal structures. In this sense, a system of codified law is able to make a break from the past, whereas an uncodified system typically retains aspects of ...

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