unwritten law

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of unwritten law

: law based chiefly on custom rather than legislative enactments

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First Known Use of unwritten law

1641


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unwritten law

noun un·writ·ten law

legal Definition of unwritten law

: law based chiefly on custom rather than legislative enactments

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