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(Encyclopedia) code, in law, in its widest sense any body of legal rules expressed in fixed and authoritative written form. A statute thus may be termed a code. Codes contrast with customary law (?


(Encyclopedia) code, in communications, set of symbols and rules for their manipulation by which the symbols can be made to carry information. By this extended definition all written and spoken?

Code Civil

(Encyclopedia) Code Civil: see Code Napolon.

QR code

(Encyclopedia) QR code: see barcode.

Morse code

(Encyclopedia) Morse code [for S. F. B. Morse], the arbitrary set of signals used on the telegraph (see code). It may also be used with a flash lamp for visible signaling. The international (or?

Theodosian Code

(Encyclopedia) Theodosian Code th???d?sh?n, Latin Codex Theodosianus, Roman legal code, issued in 438 by Theodosius II, emperor of the East. It was at once adopted by Valentinian III, emperor of the?

Code Napolon

(Encyclopedia) Code Napolon kd npl?N or Code Civils?v?l, first modern legal code of France, promulgated by Napoleon I in 1804. The work of J. J. Cambacrs and a commission of four appointed?

black codes

(Encyclopedia) black codes, in U.S. history, series of statutes passed by the ex-Confederate states, 1865?66, dealing with the status of the newly freed slaves. They varied greatly from state to?

Clarendon Code

(Encyclopedia) Clarendon Code, 1661?65, group of English statutes passed after the Restoration of Charles II to strengthen the position of the Church of England. The Corporation Act (1661) required?

Morse Code

(Encyclopedia) Morse CodeInternational Morse CodeLettersA· –B– · · ·C– · – ·D–?