pandect [pan′dekt΄]
[Fr pandecte < LL Pandectae, the Pandects < L, pl. of pandectes, an all-inclusive book < Gr pandektēs, lit., all-receiving < pan, all (see PAN-) + dechesthai, to contain, receive < IE * de-: see DECENT]
1. [often pl.] a complete body of laws; legal code
2. Now Rare a complete or comprehensive digest
the Pandects
a digest of Roman civil law in fifty books, compiled for the emperor Justinian in the 6th cent. A.D.; the Digest

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  • Pandect — Pan dect, n. [L. pandecta, pandectes, Gr. ? all receiving, all containing; pa^s, pa^n, all + ? to receive: cf. F. pandectes, pl.] 1. A treatise which comprehends the whole of any science. [1913 Webster] [Thou] a pandect mak st, and universal book …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pandect — I (code of laws) noun body of law, canon, canon of laws, charter, code, codification, codified law, collection of laws, complete body of laws, digest, digest of law, enactment, legal code, principles, statute book II (treatise) noun analysis,… …   Law dictionary

  • pandect — *compendium, syllabus, digest, survey, sketch, précis, aperçu …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pandect — noun Etymology: Late Latin Pandectae, the Pandects, digest of Roman civil law (6th century A.D.), from Latin, plural of pandectes encyclopedic work, from Greek pandektēs all receiving, from pan + dechesthai to receive; akin to Greek dokein to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pandect — /pan dekt/, n. 1. pandects, a complete body or code of laws. 2. a complete and comprehensive digest. 3. Pandects, Roman Law. digest (def. 12b). [1525 35; < LL Pandectes < Gk pandéktes all receiver (pan PAN + déktes receiver, container,… …   Universalium

  • pandect — noun a) A treatise or similar work that is comprehensive as to a particular topic. b) A comprehensive collection of codes or laws …   Wiktionary

  • pandect — Synonyms and related words: Code Napoleon, Napoleonic code, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment, abstract, article, body of law, brief, capitulary, capsule, causerie, code, code of laws, codification, compend, condensation, condensed… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pandect — n. treatise that covers the whole of any science; a country s complete code of the laws, country s system of law; legal code …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pandect — [ pandɛkt] noun chiefly historical a complete body of the laws of a country. ↘(the Pandects) a 6th century compendium of the Roman civil law. Derivatives pandectist noun Origin C16: from Fr. pandecte, from L. pandecta, from Gk pandektēs all… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pandect — pan·dect …   English syllables

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