It was part of a code no less binding because it was unwritten.
Morals stand for a code of observances; righteousness for a direction of the life.
He tried to read, and took down the Chateauvillard code of dueling.
He tried to read the signals, but they were in code, or in the Mercutian tongue, which was just as bad.
The code he learned was to obey the strong and to oppress ...