HAMMURABI, CODE OF


HAMMURABI, CODE OF
   one of the most ancient legal codes composed by the Babylonian King Hammurabi around 2,000 B.C. consisting of 282 laws.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Hammurabi, Code of — Most complete and perfect extant collection of Babylonian laws, developed during the reign (с 1792–50 BC) of Hammurabi. It consists of 282 of his legal decisions, collected toward the end of his reign and inscribed on a diorite stela set up in… …   Universalium

  • Hammurabi, Code of — Set of laws once considered the oldest promulgation of laws in human history prepared by Babylonian king, 1792 1750 B.C. (circa) …   Black's law dictionary

  • Code of Hammurabi — Code on clay tablet Code on diorite stele The Code of Hammurabi is a well preserved Babylon …   Wikipedia

  • Hammurabi — • The sixth king of the first Babylonian dynasty Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hammurabi     Hammurabi     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Code d'Hammurabi — Code d Hammourabi Le Code d Hammurabi (vers 1750 av. J. C.) est l un des plus anciens textes de loi qui nous soit parvenu, le premier quasiment complet. Texte babylonien non religieux mais d inspiration divine, réalisé sous l autorité Hammurabi,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Code d'Hammourabi — Code d Hammurabi Code d Hammourabi Le Code d Hammurabi (vers 1750 av. J. C.) est l un des plus anciens textes de loi qui nous soit parvenu, le premier quasiment complet. Texte babylonien non religieux mais d inspiration divine, réalisé sous l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • code — n [Old French, from Medieval Latin codex, from Latin caudex codex tree trunk, set of wood writing tablets, book] 1: a systematic compilation or revision of law or legal principles that is arranged esp. by subject: as a: one that contains the law… …   Law dictionary

  • Hammurabi — /hah moo rah bee, ham oo /, n. 18th century B.C. or earlier, king of Babylonia. Also, Hammurapi /hah moo rah pee, ham oo /. Cf. Code of Hammurabi. * * * flourished 18th century BC Sixth and best known ruler of the 1st (Amorite) dynasty of Babylon …   Universalium

  • code — coder, n. codeless, adj. /kohd/, n., v., coded, coding. n. 1. a system for communication by telegraph, heliograph, etc., in which long and short sounds, light flashes, etc., are used to symbolize the content of a message: Morse code. 2. a system… …   Universalium

  • Code de Hammurabi — Code d Hammurabi Le Code de Hammurabi (vers 1750 av. J. C.) est une stèle babylonienne de 2,5 mètres de haut, en basalte, surmontée d une sculpture de Hammurabi, devant le dieu du Soleil de Mésopotamie, Shamash, divinité de la Justice. Le texte… …   Wikipédia en Français


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