unwritten

[[t]ʌ̱nrɪ̱t(ə)n[/t]]
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Something such as a book that is unwritten has not been printed or written down.

Universal have agreed to pay ₤2.5 million for Grisham's next, as yet unwritten, novel.

2) ADJ: usu ADJ n An unwritten rule, law, or agreement is one that is understood and accepted by everyone, although it may not have been formally or officially established.

They obey the one unwritten rule that binds them all - no talking.


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  • Unwritten — Un*writ ten, a. 1. Not written; not reduced to writing; oral; as, unwritten agreements. [1913 Webster] 2. Containing no writing; blank; as, unwritten paper. [1913 Webster] {Unwritten doctrines} (Theol.), such doctrines as have been handed down by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unwritten — [un rit′ n, un′rit΄ n] adj. 1. not in writing; not written or printed 2. operating only through custom or tradition [an unwritten rule] 3. not written on; blank …   English World dictionary

  • unwritten — index nuncupative, oral, parol, prescriptive, verbal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unwritten — mid 14c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of WRITE (Cf. write). Cf. O.E. unwriten, O.N. uritinn …   Etymology dictionary

  • unwritten — [adj] understood accepted, conventional, customary, oral, spoken, tacit, traditional, unformulated, unrecorded, unsaid, verbal, vocal, word of mouth; concepts 267,533 Ant. explained, explicated, stated, written  …   New thesaurus

  • unwritten — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not written. 2) (especially of a law) resting originally on custom or judicial decision rather than on statute …   English terms dictionary

  • Unwritten — This article is about the Natasha Bedingfield album. For other uses, see Unwritten (disambiguation). Unwritten Studio album by Natasha Bedingf …   Wikipedia

  • Unwritten — Cet article a pour sujet l album de Natasha Bedingfield. Pour une définition du mot « unwritten », voir l’article unwritten du Wiktionnaire. Unwritten est un album de Natasha Bedingfield. Il fut lancé au Royaume Uni le 6 septembre 2004 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • unwritten — un|writ|ten [ʌnˈrıtn] adj an unwritten rule, law, agreement etc is one that everyone knows about although it is not official ▪ unwritten rules of social behaviour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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