lex non scripta

[ leks-non skrip-tuh, nohn ]
/ ˈlɛks nɒn ˈskrɪp tə, noʊn /

noun Law.

unwritten law; common law.

Origin of lex non scripta

From the Latin word lēx nōn scrīpta
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British Dictionary definitions for lex non scripta

lex non scripta

/ (nɒn ˈskrɪptə) /

noun

the unwritten law; common law

Word Origin for lex non scripta

from Latin
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