The municipal law of England, or the rule of civil conduct prescribed to the inhabitants of this kingdom, may with sufficient propriety be divided into two kinds; the lex non scripta, the unwritten, or common law; and the lex scripta, the written, or statute law.
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- 1.H. Spelman, Archaeologus. In modum Glossarii ad rem amtiquam posteriorem continentis Latino-Barbara (London, 1626), f. 362. [They retained their laws solely by memory and practice.]Google Scholar