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EtymologyEdit

From Latin pandectēs (book that contains everything), from Ancient Greek πανδέκτης (pandéktēs, all-receiver, encyclopedia), from πᾶν (pân, all) (equivalent to English pan-) + δέκτης (déktēs, receiver).

NounEdit

pandect (plural pandects)

  1. A comprehensive collection of codes or laws similar to the Pandects compiled under the Roman emperor Justinian I.
  2. (figuratively) A treatise or similar work that is comprehensive as to a particular topic.

SynonymsEdit

  • (A comprehensive collection of codes or laws): digest

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (A comprehensive collection of codes or laws): compendium

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