un·​charged ˌən-ˈchärjd How to pronounce uncharged (audio)
: not charged
specifically : having no electric charge

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Matthau will be cross-examined by the defense on Friday, and at least one more Jane Doe and uncharged victim will take the stand next week. Maane Khatchatourian, Variety, 27 Oct. 2022 Those four women will testify under a law known in California as 1108, which allows prosecutors to introduce evidence of a defendant’s uncharged misconduct, in an effort to show that Mr. Weinstein had a standard mode of operating in such situations. Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2022 Jane Doe #1, Jane Doe #2, Jane Doe #3 and Jane Doe #4 all testified over the past month, as well as four additional uncharged witnesses, who the prosecution brought on the stand to help establish a pattern of Weinstein’s behavior. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 17 Nov. 2022 Meanwhile, Weinstein continues to fight his New York conviction, and the state’s highest court agreed on August 24, 2022 to hear his appeal based on his claim that the testimony about uncharged prior bad acts was prejudicial. Victoria Bekiempis, Vulture, 7 Oct. 2022 The Times identified two attorneys who went uncharged by the bar for years despite numerous accusations of wrongdoing. Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2022 Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who was prominently at the center of a NYPD sting operation against Weinstein in 2015, also testified earlier this month, as an uncharged witness. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 17 Nov. 2022 In addition to four women Weinstein is accused of assaulting, five women will testify about uncharged assaults. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Oct. 2022 The defense wanted Madison to take the stand in order to undermine testimony from actress Ashley Matthau, one of the uncharged supporting witnesses. Maane Khatchatourian, Variety, 18 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncharged was in 1815

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“Uncharged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncharged. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


un·​charged ˌən-ˈchärjd How to pronounce uncharged (audio)
: having no electric charge

Medical Definition


un·​charged -ˈchärjd How to pronounce uncharged (audio)
: not charged
specifically : having no electric charge
an uncharged atom

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