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unwritten law

An accepted although informal rule of behavior, as in It's an unwritten law that you lock the gate when you leave the swimming pool. [Mid-1400s]
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Unwritten was still a bit green in the finish that day, hanging across the track a little, so it would be fair to say there was likely a bit left in the locker.
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Unwritten Rule #2 is that if the target refuses to laugh, the joker gets to say something like, "C'mon, I was just kidding--chill out
The central thesis of Unwritten Verities is that late medieval practices of vernacular translation, professional adherence to an unwritten tradition, and Lancastrian political ideas generated a vernacular legal culture that challenged Protestant ideas and Tudor ambitions to central government.
After reviewing history that shows how the pillars supported the unwritten fiscal constitution, White argues that the nature of fiscal budgeting changed after 2000.
Finally, no article squarely addresses two difficulties regarding Plato's unwritten doctrines that were raised back in 1945 by Harold Chemiss.
Addressing a rally here, Modi said: "The bad condition of Kerala is due to the unwritten understanding between the United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the state, which indulge in a "friendly match" and form governments in the state alternatively.
In his strange and fascinating new book America's Unwritten Constitution, Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar offers something of a third way, a liberal twist on originalism that draws heavily from both approaches.
of the unwritten law in force in each state, however, addressed
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In the swirling story that permeates the series "The Unwritten," the protagonist Tom Taylor is enveloped by the uncertain fear that exploits of boy wizard Tommy Taylor might be more than just stories loved by millions.
I think Arsene said there was an unwritten rule that you don't say things which are in the tunnel.
But observe the unwritten laws and leave the family out of it.
Regardless of your generation (X, Y, or other), there's a good chance that if you look hard enough you'll find a copy of The Unwritten Laws of Engineering in your bookcase or tucked away in the closet.
Every girl who has been torn by betraying the unwritten rule in friendship will hear her own thoughts echoed in Sarah's.