in·​nom·​i·​nate | \ i-ˈnä-mə-nət How to pronounce innominate (audio) \

Definition of innominate

: having no name : unnamed also : anonymous

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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, "Short Stories," 20 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of innominate

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for innominate

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

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“Innominate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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in·​nom·​i·​nate | \ in-ˈnä-mə-nət How to pronounce innominate (audio) \

Legal Definition of innominate

in the civil law of Louisiana : having no special name or designation — compare nominate

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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