Pronounced: vir-ih-LOCK-uhl, adj
Notes: I didn’t know that there was a word for this
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).
This word showed up in the mid-1500s