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unwritten law

unwritten law

 
pronunciation:
uhn rI tn law
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a law originating from other sources than the action of legislative bodies, such as custom or usage.
definition 2: the custom of allowing a certain measure of immunity to one who avenges a wrong, esp. rape or adultery, against his or her family or personal honor.