unwritten law

The law as established by cases rather than as enacted by a legislative body. Equity as introduced into the United States. State ex rel. Rhodes v Saunders, 66 NH 39, 25 A 588. The theory that a man should not be punished for a homicide where his victim was the seducer of his wife or daughter.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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