unwritten constitution


a constitution, as in Great Britain, not codified as a document but defined by custom and precedent as embodied in statutes and judicial decisions.

Nearby words

  1. unwound,
  2. unwrap,
  3. unwreathe,
  4. unwrinkle,
  5. unwritten,
  6. unwritten law,
  7. unyielding,
  8. unyoke,
  9. unzip,
  10. unzipped

Origin of unwritten constitution

First recorded in 1885–90

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019