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Law consisting of customs that are accepted as legal requirements or obligatory rules of conduct; practices and beliefs that are so vital and intrinsic a part of a social and economic system that they are treated as if they were laws (Source: Blacks's Law Dictionary, 2007)

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Related terms:
community protocol
community right
consuetudinary law
custom law
existing right
traditional right
vested right
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