Digest

Di"gest

(?), n. [L. digestum, pl. digesta, neut., fr. digestus, p. p.: cf. F. digeste. See Digest, v. t.] That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles; esp. (Law), A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
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A complete digest of Hindu and Mahommedan laws after the model of Justinian's celebrated Pandects.
Sir W. Jones.
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They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy, called the Rights of Man.
Burke.
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