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lex non scripta, diuturni mores consensus utensium comprobati Definition:

Latin: Law derived from custom must be firmly entrenched in practice and adopted and followed by tradition.
Referring to lex non scripta, diuturni mores consensus utensium comprobati in describing the1628 Coutume de Paris, for many years the governing law in France, the French legal writer Piothier describes the4 ZLatin maxime in these words: ``on appelle coutume ... des lois que lùsaGE A ETABLIES ET QUI SE SONT CONSERV/ES sans ecrit par une longue tradition.

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