Pronounced: vir-ih-LOCK-uhl, adj

Notes: I didn’t know that there was a word for this

Yesterday’s word

The word pandect means

  • a complete code of the laws of a country or system of law
  • a treatise covering an entire subject
Background / Comments

The original pandect was the Pandectae, a 50-volume digest of Roman civil law (created under emperor Justinian in the 500s). The word pandectae is the plural of pandectes (encyclopaedic work; book that contains everything). This word came from Greek pan- (all) and dechesthai (to receive).

First usage

This word showed up in the mid-1500s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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