un·af·fil·i·at·ed | \ˌən-ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌā-təd \

Definition of unaffiliated 

: not closely associated with, belonging to, or subordinate to another : not affiliated The hospital is unaffiliated with the university. unaffiliated voters

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State records show Jennings switched her party from Working Families to unaffiliated in October 2017, and then to Democrat in January. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Council Members Name Replacement For Cynthia Jennings," 21 June 2018 Elections officials also sent out 1,295 Republican absentee ballots and 186 to unaffiliated and third-party voters. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Absentee vote count begins in Baltimore County; three-way executive primary still undecided," 28 June 2018 Mercado touched on what has been a major issue with the Hispanic voting population in Florida, the tendency to register as unaffiliated and not with a major party. Steven Lemongello, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hispanic group kicks off voter registration campaign in Florida," 15 May 2018 Given Democrats’ dominance in Maryland, Hogan needs a coalition of Republicans, a sizable portion of Democrats and many unaffiliated voters to win in November. Luke Broadwater, baltimoresun.com, "Sun/UB Poll: Hogan is popular among Maryland Democrats despite Trump," 11 June 2018 An expert in the dissemination of misinformation on Facebook, Rand is unaffiliated with Social Science One but has followed its development closely. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "Facebook Opens Its Private Servers to Scientists Studying Fake News," 11 July 2018 According to the victim, who is unaffiliated with Emory, the stabbing did not occur on Emory’s campus. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Woman found stabbed on Emory University’s main campus," 25 June 2018 As a contest not just of teams but of nations, the World Cup gives the unaffiliated plenty to mull over in forging their 90-minute allegiances. Kanishk Tharoor, The Atlantic, "The Elusive Underdog Magic of the World Cup," 14 July 2018 But the concierge treatment has recently gained mainstream attention in larger cities, with hospital-unaffiliated IV hydration stations marketing themselves as one-stop cures for anything from flu symptoms to hangovers. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Concierge IV hydration therapy service seeks to rehydrate Louisville," 12 July 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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