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LAW, UNWRITTEN, or lex non scripta. All the laws which do not come under the definition of written law; it is composed, principally, of the law of nature, the law of nations, the common law, and customs.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Was unwritten wasn't there probably Teddy Sheringham, a scorer in the FA Cup and Champions League finals, believes it was important for the players to keep their feet on the ground as they pursued glory on all three fronts.
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In fact, he broke an unwritten royal protocol by doing so.
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And afterwards String broke his own "unwritten rule" by getting up to perform after a daytime drinking session.
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When we hide behind "just kidding," some bad unwritten rules apply.
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