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From Latin pandectēs (“book that contains everything”), from Ancient Greek πανδέκτης (pandektēs, “all-receiver, encyclopedia”), from πᾶν (pan, “all”) (equivalent to English pan-) + δέκτης (dektēs, “receiver”).
- A treatise or similar work that is comprehensive as to a particular topic.
- A comprehensive collection of codes or laws.
- (A comprehensive collection of codes or laws): digest
- (A comprehensive collection of codes or laws): compendium