This unwritten law in some districts is supreme."
Elaborate legal enactments codified in Babylonia by the 10th century B.C. find striking parallels in Hebrew, late Jewish (Talmudic), Syrian and Mahommedan law, or in the unwritten usages of all ages; for even where there were neither written laws nor duly instituted lawgivers, there was no lawlessness, since custom and belief were, and still are, almost inflexible.
Legal rights are everywhere taking the place of unwritten customs. Land, which was before merely a source of livelihood to the cultivator and of revenue to the state, has now become the subject of commercial speculation.
When Aristotle at the age of eighteen came to Athens, Plato, at the age of sixty-two, had probably written all his dialogues except the Laws; and in the course of the remaining twenty years of his life and teaching, he expounded " the socalled unwritten dogmas " in his lectures on the Good.
In the unwritten lectures of his old age, he developed this formal into a mathematical metaphysics.
Like the Gaulish druids described by Caesar, the poet (fili) and the druid possessed a huge stock of unwritten native lore, probably enshrined in verse which was learnt by rote by their pupils.
There was therefore a written Platonism for Aristotle to read, and an unwritten Platonism which he actually heard.
By them a written law has been substituted for that unwritten law which nations had been wont to construe with a latitude more or less corresponding to their power.
Along with the Bible we must accept unwritten traditions; the Council of Trent makes this perfectly clear.
More than ever was Boris resolved to serve in future not according to the written code, but under this unwritten law.
He would say a lot of pleasant things, ask you to dinner" ("That would not be bad as regards the unwritten code," thought Boris), "but nothing more would come of it.
Like the high court, the court of burgesses had also its assizes 4 - a body of unwritten legal 4 As was noticed above, there were apparently separate assizes for the three principalities, in addition to the assizes of the kingdom.
The results are open to criticism in details, but form on the whole a remarkable achievement in the conversion of unwritten and highly technical law into a body of written law sufficiently clear to be administered by officers to many of whom its ideas and language are foreign.
in the peninsula, the domestic history of Germany remained to a large extent unwritten.
Unwritten terms, Darkyn called them.
What about the unwritten terms?
Only some unwritten rule forbade men from expressing their feelings with a flood of tears.
General Grant had served two terms (1869-1877), and the unwritten law of custom condemned his being given another.
If there was thus only a customary and unwritten law (and William of Tyre definitely speaks of a jus consuetudinarium under Baldwin III., quo regnum regebatur), then the "Letters of the Sepulchre" are a myth - or rather, if they ever existed, they existed not as a code of written law, but, perhaps, as a register of fiefs, like the Sicilian Defetarii.
The class of traders who made a living by disreputable means and attempted to keep a monopoly of the island on which they settled, became notorious under the name of " beachcombers," and for each of the many dark chapters in Polynesian history there must have been many more unwritten.
Unyoro has played rather an important role in the past (unwritten) history of Equatorial Africa as being the region from which the ancient Gala (Hamitic) aristocracy, coming from Nileland, penetrated the forests of Bantu Africa, bringing with them the Neolithic civilization, the use of metals, and the keeping of cattle.
All of them recognize a common code or unwritten law called Pukhtunwali, which appears to be similar in general character to the old Hebraic law, though modified by Mahommedan ordinances, and strangely similar in certain particulars to Rajput custom.
Arguments have been founded upon the descriptions of the blind singers in the Odyssey, with their songs inspired directly by the Muse; upon the appeals of the poet to the Muses, especially in such a place as the opening of the Catalogue; upon the Catalogue itself, which is a kind of historical document put into verse to help the memory; upon the shipowner in the Odyssey, who has " a good memory for his cargo," &c. It may be answered, however, that much of this is traditional, handed down from the time when all poetry was unwritten.
As political writers imagined a patriarchal innocence prior to codes of law, so men of letters sought in popular unwritten poetry the freshness and simplicity which were wanting in the prevailing styles.
Justice.By the theory of a Mahommedan state there should be no other courts of justice except those established for the administration of the shar, the divine or written law, but in Persia there is another judicature, which is called urf and represents the customary or known and unwritten law.
The chief motive for his journey was love of travel and antiquarian study, and it seems never to have occurred to him, till he was warned by Tiberius, that he was thereby transgressing an unwritten law which forbade any Roman of rank to set foot in Egypt without express permission.
For the content of morality we are necessarily referred, in great part, to the experience crystallized in laws and institutions and to the unwritten law of custom, honour and good breeding, which has become organic in the society of which we are members.
He introduced several internal reforms, codified the written and unwritten laws of the country, established a printing press, Greek monastic schools, and also a Latin school.
They are the last stage and climax of a gradual process of compilation and crystallization, so to speak, of unwritten church custom; and a short account of this process will show their real importance and value.
There is a further distinction between the written law, jus scriptum, laws made by the councils or popes, which are to be found in the collections, and the unwritten law, jus non scriptum, a body of practical rules arising rather from natural equity and from custom than from formal laws; with this is connected the customary law.
In the Church, as in other societies, it has happened that the unwritten customary law has undergone a gradual diminution in importance, as a consequence of centralization and the accumulation of written laws; nowadays it need not be reckoned with, save in cases where local customs are involved.
Of course, we might seek to infer an unwritten tradition of Christ's words; but without pedantic ultra-Protestant devotion to written scripture, one may distrust on scientific grounds the attempt to reconstruct tradition by a process of inference.
This is a formality of unwritten terms only, he said.
"Permission to access and leave the underworld to claim my mate, with power intact, no interference from you, and no unwritten terms," the demon lord replied.
Everyone respects our common law, our unwritten rules - rules that don't need parliamentary assent or a special council by-law.
Without exception, the states rejected the unwritten constitution of Britain.
No wonder, even the United Nations has begun to follow the unwritten dictum.
unwritten constitution of Britain.
unwritten rules in climbing would unfold.
unwritten convention that you can quote up to 5% of a work without seeking permission.
unwritten laws in the church about forgiveness.
unwritten code seems to be in perpetual force to stifle such debate.
The British constitution, largely unwritten, is based on the separation of powers.
There are true Saints but with false Lives, their true Lives as yet unwritten.
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Wycliffe members often focus on assisting language groups who speak previously unwritten languages.
Much unhappiness is caused by students ending up with masses of research material, no money, and most of the thesis still unwritten.
The paper had to be filled and could not wait for as-yet unwritten stories and features to arrive.
A few alternate color tank tops for a girl whose name will remain unwritten seemed to go over very well.
Without it this review would have gone unwritten for ever.
We do however disagree with things he has left unwritten!
The sterner strain in the mother's nature may be traced to intermarriage with the families of the wild interior of Corsica, where the vendetta was the unwritten but omnipotent law of the land.
At Athens in his second period for some twenty years he acquired the further advantage of balancing natural science by metaphysics and morals in the course of reading Plato's writings and of hearing Plato's unwritten dogmas (cf.
Thus, the problem of the origin or antiquity of the unwritten Oral Law, a living and fluid thing, lies outside the scope of criticism; of greater utility is the study of the particular forms the laws have taken in the written sources which from time to time embody the ever-changing legacy of the past.
In time, the unwritten rules in climbing would unfold.
A very important point to note is that in the small hypothetical economic model we have constructed there are some unwritten assumptions.
In fact there is an unwritten convention that you can quote up to 5% of a work without seeking permission.
In the same way, there are unwritten laws in the church about forgiveness.
Some kind of unwritten code seems to be in perpetual force to stifle such debate.
We do however disagree with things he has left unwritten !
Certain states, like California, have unwritten guidelines for determining how long a former spouse will receive alimony.
Even if your job has a written dress code, there are sometimes unwritten rules that you're expected to follow.
While you're flying down the rainy streets at breakneck speed, you can bob your head to Mudvayne, Queens of the Stone Age, and Unwritten Law.
Known as lurking in the web world, this approach will ensure that you completely understand the unwritten rules of posting to certain group types.
Having a strong understanding of the written and unwritten rules of sexual harassment can save you from a lawsuit or at the very least, embarrassment.
Following the unwritten guidelines will make it look like you know what you are doing-even it's your first time posting.
The system may seem complex and intimidating to those who aren't familiar with it; many individuals seem to abide by some sort of unwritten rule that higher numbers are better numbers.
Army Wives is based on a non-fiction novel titled Under the Sabers: he Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Blank.
The Lifetime series is based on the non-fiction novel Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Blank.
The Army Wives series is based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank, although the two separate accounts do have a few critical differences.
Dr. Temple Grandin has written many other books such as The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's and Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships (with Sean Barron).
In fact, the company's website says its unwritten motto is "no makeup, no men, and no mirrors."
Her debut album, Unwritten, was released the following year.
From the very beginning of popular music, radio stations, concert promoters and later, music television, operated by one unwritten but deeply entrenched rule: never play two female artists back-to-back.
Different fandoms have developed terminologies unique to their canonical material and will have a Fanfiction Glossary specific to their source, whether written or unwritten.
You need to know the unwritten rules for blogging, otherwise known as blog etiquette.
As with most social networks, Twitter has unwritten rules of etiquette that once breached, are difficult to take back.
Accordingly in this dialogue he attacked Plato's fundamental position, both in its written and in its unwritten presentment, as a.
The title Elementorum philosophise sectio tertia, De dive, expresses its relation to the unwritten sections, which also comes out in one or two back-references in the text.
In the earlier part of his Meletemata (1830) he took up the question of written or unwritten literature, on which Wolf's whole argument turned, and showed that the art of writing must be anterior to Peisistratus.
Their only obligation to the Turkish government is to furnish a contingent in time of war; the only law they recognize is either traditional custom(adet) or the unwritten Kanun-i Leks Dukajinit, a civil and criminal code, so called from its author, Leka Dukajini, who is supposed to have lived in the 13th or 14th century.
Thus the story of the legists shrinks down to the regular myth of the primitive legislator, used to give an air of respectability to law-books, which really record an unwritten custom.
Among these may be mentioned his Brief Outline of the Evidences of the Christian Religion (1825), which passed through several editions, and,; was translated into various languages; The Canon of the Old and New Testament Ascertained; or the Bible Complete without the Apocrypha and Unwritten Traditions (1826); A History of the Israelitish Nation (1852), and Outlines of Moral Science (1852), the last two being published posthumously.
His charters to landowners and burghs (charters not being novel in Scotland, but now more lavishly conferred) substituted written documents for the unwritten customs of Celtic tenure, and converted the under kings of provinces into earls of the king, while vice-comites, or sheriffs, administered local justice in the king's name, though Celtic custom still prevailed, under a thin veneer of law, in the Celtic regions, as in Galloway.
to the protection of trade-mark and copyright, to the execution of foreign judgments, to the reception of evidence, and to actions by and against foreigners; (6) promulgating written rules of international law, upon topics previously governed, if at all, only by unwritten custom, with reference e.g.
But the sanctions of this law were vaguely and, for the most part, feebly imagined; its principles were essentially unwritten, and thus referred not to the external will of an Almighty Being who claimed unquestioning submission, but rather to the reason that gods and men shared, by the exercise of which alone they could be adequately known and defined.
The same council defines not indeed dogma but faith - inseparable from dogma - as4 (1) revealed, (a) in Scripture or (b) in unwritten tradition, and (2) taught by the church, (a) in formulated decrees, or (b) in her ordinary magisterium.
Aristotle had no sympathy with the unwritten dogmas of Plato.
The Arab has built his social structure on the Koran, which inculcates absolutism, aristocracy, theocracy; the Berber, despite his nominal Mahommedanism, is a democrat, with his Jemda or " Witangemot " and his Kanum or unwritten code, the Magna Carta of the individual's liberty as opposed to the community's good.
"unwritten"), the name given to certain utterances ascribed, with some degree of certainty, to Jesus, which have been preserved in documents other than the Gospels, e.g.
In the 13th century it became necessary for the legists to codify, as it were, the unwritten law, because the upheavals of the times necessitated the fixing of some rules in writing, and especially because it was necessary to oppose a definite custom of the kingdom to Frederick II., who sought, as king of Jerusalem, to take advantage of the want of a written law, to substitute his own conceptions of law in the teeth of the high court.
They preferred an unwritten law, as Prutz suggests, partly because it suited the barristers (who often belonged to the baronage, for the Frankish nobles were "great pleaders in court and out of court"), and partly because the high court was left unbound so long as there was no written code.
The Theodosian Code and the Breviary of Alaric alike seem to imply a continuance of the municipal system which had been established by the Romans; nor does the later Lex Visigothorum, though avowedly designed in some points to supersede the Roman law, appear to have contemplated any marked interference with the former fora, which were still to a large extent left to be regulated in the administration of justice by unwritten, immemorial, local custom.
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