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  1. the native law traditional in Indonesia.
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Origin of adat

< Javanese < Arabic ʿadālah (court of) equity
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Contemporary Examples of adat

Historical Examples of adat

  • The "adat," or law which cannot be changed, was fostered by religion.

    Letters of a Javanese Princess

    Raden Adjeng Kartini

  • The adat paid to the girl's friends has usually been twelve dollars.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden

  • A man married by ambel-anak may redeem himself and family on payment of the jujur and adat of a virgin before-mentioned.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden

  • If a younger sister be first married, the husband pays six dollars, adat pelalu, for passing over the elder.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden