unwritten

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adjective un·writ·ten \ˌən-ˈri-tən\

Definition of unwritten

  1. 1 :  not expressed in writing :  oral, traditional an unwritten rule

  2. 2 :  containing no writing :  blank

Examples of unwritten in a Sentence

  1. They had an unwritten agreement.

  2. an unwritten contract may not be enforceable

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First Known Use of unwritten

14th century


UNWRITTEN Defined for English Language Learners

unwritten

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Definition of unwritten for English Language Learners

  • : spoken or understood without being written


UNWRITTEN Defined for Kids

unwritten

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adjective un·writ·ten \ˌən-ˈri-tən\

Definition of unwritten for Students

  1. :  not in writing :  followed by custom unwritten law



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