in·​nom·​i·​nate i-ˈnä-mə-nət How to pronounce innominate (audio)
: having no name : unnamed
also : anonymous

Examples of innominate in a Sentence

those innominate artisans and artists who built and decorated the great medieval cathedrals of Europe
Recent Examples on the Web All of the innominate girlfriends, wives, roommates, teachers and even a children's shelter worker offer similarly unfettered commentary. Hilary Moss, New York Times, 20 Jan. 2017

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Word History


Late Latin innominatus, from Latin in- + nominatus, past participle of nominare to nominate

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of innominate was in 1638

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Cite this Entry

“Innominate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition


in·​nom·​i·​nate in-ˈnä-mə-nət How to pronounce innominate (audio)
in the civil law of Louisiana : having no special name or designation compare nominate
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