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1. Pandects A digest of Roman civil law, compiled for the emperor Justinian in the sixth century ad and part of the Corpus Juris Civilis. Also called Digest.
2. The definitive statement of a legal rule.

[Latin pandectēs, encyclopedia, from Greek pandektēs, all-receiving : pan-, pan- + dektēs, receiver (from dekhesthai, to receive, accept; see dek- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a treatise covering all aspects of a particular subject
2. (Law) (often plural) the complete body of laws of a country; legal code
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek pandektēs containing everything, from pan- + dektēs receiver, from dekhesthai to receive]
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(ˈpæn dɛkt)

1. pandects, a complete body or code of laws: the Pandects of Justinian.
2. any complete and comprehensive digest.
[1525–35; < Late Latin Pandectēs < Greek pandéktēs=pan- pan- + déktēs receiver, container, encyclopedia]
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pandect, pandects

a legal code or complete body or system of laws.
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References in classic literature ?
They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business.
This report presents the worldwide Slip Ring market size (value, production and consumption), splits the breakdown (data status 2013-2018 and forecast to 2025), by manufacturers (Moog, Schleifring, Cobham, Stemmann, MERSEN, RUAG, GAT, Morgan, Cavotec SA, LTN, Pandect Precision, Mercotac, DSTI, BGB, Molex, UEA, Michigan Scientific), region, type and application.
More than 80 police staff and officers are working on Operation Pandect after the force failed to get justice for the young women.
A symptom checklist of this pandect is in planning.
[phrase omitted] [A pandect of working methods for party secretary (volume 1)].
Zhang, Pandect of Climate in China, Meteorological Press, Beijing, China, 1991.
at 583 n.7 (quoting JOHN AYLIFFE, A NEW PANDECT OF ROMAN CIVIL LAW 195 (1734) ("'Yet a Person might keep Arms in his House, or on his Estate, on the Account of Hunting, Navigation, Travelling, and on the Score of Selling them in the way of Trade or Commerce, or such Arms as accrued to him by way of Inheritance.'")).
(3.) Laura Light provides the most basic discussion of Parisian production; see most recently, Laura Light, "The Thirteenth-Century Pandect and the Liturgy: Bibles with Missals," in Form and Function in the Late Medieval Bible, ed.
How many federal district court judges, not to mention city municipal court officers, (472) have the time or ability to consult and consider John Ayliffe's 1734 treatise A New Pandect of Roman Civil Law, or John Brydall's 1704 work Privilegia Magnatud apud Anglos, both of which were cited and quoted in Heller?
(18) 'Pandect law' (Pandektenrecht) refers to the law stemming from the piecemeal reception of Roman law that took place in Europe prior to codification.
Secondly, there is in man an inclination to things that pertain to him more specially, according to that nature which he has in common with other animals: and in virtue of this inclination, those things are said to belong to the natural law, "which nature has taught to all animals" (Pandect. Just.