n pl , codices
1 a volume, in book form, of manuscripts of an ancient text
2 Obsolete a legal code (C16: from Latin: tree trunk, wooden block, book)
Codex Juris Canonici
n the official code of canon law in force in the Roman Catholic Church; introduced in 1918 and revised in 1983
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Corpus Juris Canonici
(Latin: book of canon law)
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