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Meaning of UNWRITTEN

Pronunciation:  un'ritn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks"
  2. [adj]  using speech rather than writing; "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"
  3. [adj]  based on custom rather than documentation; "an unwritten law"; "rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence
 

UNWRITTEN is a 9 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: ad-lib, common-law(p), oral, spoken, spontaneous, unscripted
 
 Antonyms: written
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un*writ"ten\, a.
1. Not written; not reduced to writing; oral; as, unwritten
   agreements.

2. Containing no writing; blank; as, unwritten paper.

{Unwritten doctrines} (Theol.), such doctrines as have been
   handed down by word of mouth; oral or traditional
   doctrines.

{Unwritten law}. [Cf. L. lex non scripta.] That part of the
   law of England and of the United States which is not
   derived from express legislative enactment, or at least
   from any enactment now extant and in force as such. This
   law is now generally contained in the reports of judicial
   decisions. See {Common law}, under {Common}.

{Unwritten laws}, such laws as have been handed down by
   tradition or in song. Such were the laws of the early
   nations of Europe.

 

 

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