unwritten law


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unwritten law

n
1. (Law) the law based upon custom, usage, and judicial decisions, as distinguished from the enactments of a legislature, orders or decrees in writing, etc
2. the unwritten law the tradition that a person may avenge any insult to family integrity, as used to justify criminal acts of vengeance
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Noun1.unwritten law - law based on customary behaviorunwritten law - law based on customary behavior  
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
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unwritten law

n (Jur, fig) → ungeschriebenes Gesetz
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31, it was an unwritten law that at the stroke of midnight all the members of the family should be together at home.
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On the water I fish, the unwritten law calls on us all to exercise restraint.
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The Pharisees are strong proponents of this body of unwritten law, which by the time of Jesus has developed into 613 precepts.
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They leave the good guys alone, it's kind of an unwritten law.
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There is an unwritten law in P that no one should oppose [Hazare].