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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Bennett’s streets teem with unaffiliated scrivers, thieves, and swords-for-hire, and the novel’s final act — a heist and confrontation — sees Sancia breaking into the fantasy equivalent of a smart fortress. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Foundryside is a cyberpunk adventure wrapped in an epic fantasy novel," 23 Dec. 2018 While every other religious demographic — from white evangelicals to the religiously unaffiliated — have reported virtually unchanged attitudes toward Trump since his inauguration, mainline Protestants appear to have turned away from the president. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "“Welcome home, Matt”: Bishop Robinson welcomes Matthew Shepard — and gay Christians — back to the church," 26 Oct. 2018 Of the new voters ages 25 and under in the state, a third registered as Democrats; 21 percent signed up as Republicans; and 46 percent registered as either unaffiliated or with another political party. Michael Tackett, New York Times, "Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote," 20 May 2018 Common Cause North Carolina, the state Democratic Party and more than 20 Democratic and unaffiliated voters sued GOP mapmakers Tuesday in Wake County court. Gary D. Robertson, The Seattle Times, "Excessive partisanship claimed in North Carolina maps suit," 13 Nov. 2018 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

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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