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”).
pandect (plural pandects)
- A comprehensive collection of codes or laws similar to the Pandects compiled under the Roman emperor Justinian I.
- (figuratively) A treatise or similar work that is comprehensive as to a particular topic.
- (A comprehensive collection of codes or laws): digest
- (A comprehensive collection of codes or laws): compendium