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Pandects of Justinian

(The), found at Amalfi (1137), gave a spur to the study of civil law which changed the whole literary and legal aspect of Europe. The word means much the same as “cyclopaedia.” (Greek, pan, everything; dech'-omai, I receive.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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