What is WRITTEN LAW?

One of the two leading divisions of the Roman law, comprising theleges, plebiscita, senatus-consnlta, prin- cipum plaeita, magistratuum edieta, and responsaprudentum. Inst 1, 2, 3.Statute law; law deriving its force from express legislative enactment 1 Bl. Comm.62, 85.

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