un·​af·​fil·​i·​at·​ed ˌən-ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce unaffiliated (audio)
: not closely associated with, belonging to, or subordinate to another : not affiliated
The hospital is unaffiliated with the university.
unaffiliated voters

Examples of unaffiliated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump faces a challenge from six Republican and unaffiliated voters in Colorado, represented by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), who argue that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment bars Trump from the 2024 presidential election. Isabella Murray, ABC News, 2 Nov. 2023 The legislation will force many public defenders who work in law firms or conduct business as groups of unaffiliated attorneys known as consortia to be paid by the hour instead of through yearly contracts. Agreen, oregonlive, 21 June 2023 Apple, which had for years opposed right-to-repair laws under the auspices of security and physical safety concerns, has recently offered both an independent repair program for unaffiliated shops and a self-service repair program for individuals. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 25 Oct. 2023 Add to this the fact that, according to a recent Jewish Federation study, 40% of Jews in Los Angeles are unaffiliated. Jonah Platt, Variety, 18 Oct. 2023 The lawsuit, filed by the liberal group on behalf of six Republican and unaffiliated Colorado voters, argues ... Brittany Bernstein, National Review, 6 Sep. 2023 The suit was filed in state court in Denver by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on behalf of six Republican and unaffiliated voters who are challenging Trump's listing as a candidate on the 2024 Republican presidential primary ballot and any future ballot. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 6 Sep. 2023 Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a legal advocacy group representing six Republicans and unaffiliated voters, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to keep Trump off Colorado's ballot. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 6 Sep. 2023 But if the Republican race does tighten in the next few months, the preferences of independent voters could matter, particularly in New Hampshire, which has one of the largest blocs of unaffiliated voters of any state in the country. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 21 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unaffiliated was in 1849

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“Unaffiliated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaffiliated. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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