un·​cod·​i·​fied ˌən-ˈkä-də-ˌfīd How to pronounce uncodified (audio)
: not codified
uncodified law

Examples of uncodified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Can the uncodified British constitution cope with these problems? Vernon Bogdanor, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2022 Indeed, Britain's uncodified constitution does say the sovereign should not offer opinions on political issues. Joseph Romm, CNN, 16 Sep. 2022 Another consequence of Brexit is that Britain’s uncodified constitution is being tested as seldom before. The Economist, 21 Dec. 2019 Britain has relied on an unwritten (or at least uncodified) constitution, in sharp contrast to the United States and Europe. The Economist, 26 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncodified was in 1867

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“Uncodified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncodified. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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