Pronunciation: (kod"u-fi-kā'shun, kō"du-),[key] —n. 1. the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code.
2. Law. a. the act, process, or result of stating the rules and principles applicable in a given legal order to one or more broad areas of life in this form of a code.
b. the reducing of unwritten customs or case law to statutory form.