lex non scripta

lex non scrip·​ta | \ ¦lekˌsnänˈskriptə, -nōn- \

Definition of lex non scripta

: unwritten law especially : the common law as distinguished from statutory law

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Late Latin, unwritten law

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“Lex non scripta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lex%20non%20scripta. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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