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Meaning of PANDECT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pan"dect\, n. [L. pandecta, pandectes, Gr. ?
all-receiving, all-containing; ?, ?, all + ? to receive: cf.
F. pandectes, pl.]
1. A treatise which comprehends the whole of any science.

         [Thou] a pandect mak'st, and universal book.
                                               --Donne.

2. pl. The digest, or abridgment, in fifty books, of the
   decisions, writings, and opinions of the old Roman
   jurists, made in the sixth century by direction of the
   emperor Justinian, and forming the leading compilation of
   the Roman civil law. --Kent.

 
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