Code

A complete statement of positive law, usually arranged by topic and sub-topic. 

Promulgated codes contain the laws, rules, and/or regulations currently in force in a given jurisdiction. 

Model codes, such as the UCC, are written so that legislators can easily adopt a comprehensive body of law and focus their energy on making select modifications.  An important benefit of adopting model codes is that individuals and businesses operating in multiple jurisdictions can more quickly understand the laws that will govern their conduct.