Unwritten law

Definition of Unwritten law

That part of the law of England and of the United States which is not derived from express legislative enactment, or at least from any enactment now extant and in force as such. This law is now generally contained in the reports of judicial decisions. See Common law, under Common.

See also: Unwritten

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Unwitch
Unwitting
Unwoman
Unwonder
Unwont
Unwonted
Unwork
Unworldly
Unwormed
Unworship
Unworth
Unworthy
Unwrap
Unwray
Unwreathe
Unwrie
Unwrinkle
Unwrite
Unwritten
Unwritten doctrines
-Unwritten law-
Unwritten laws
Unwroken
Unyoke
Unyoked
Unyolden
Unzoned
Up
Up anchor
Up and down
Up grade
Up helm
Up stairs
Up to snuff
Up to the ears
Up to the hub
Up-line
Up-over
Up-to-date
up-to-the-minute
Up-train
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