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unwritten

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈrɪtn/

Translation of unwritten in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [rule] no escrito, sobreentendido; [agreement] verbal, de palabra; [constitution/law] basado en el derecho consuetudinario
    Example sentences
    • Common Law was unwritten and represented the custom of the people.
    • We will come to that in the later arguments but this is all in the realm of the unwritten law.
    • The distraught father killed him, and used the unwritten law as his defense.
    Example sentences
    • There are unwritten conventions governing professional bar conduct.
    • The unwritten but universally accepted industry standard for turnover time is 15 minutes.
    • Citi's actions weren't illegal, but broke an unwritten understanding not to whipsaw markets or take advantage of the thin summer trading.

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