un·​de·​clared | \ ˌən-di-ˈklerd How to pronounce undeclared (audio) \

Definition of undeclared

: not announced or openly acknowledged : not stated or decided in an official way : not declared an undeclared war an undeclared presidential candidate a student with an undeclared major

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The end On June 19, Pata shipped nine diamondback terrapins and 20 undeclared box turtles to Cheung in Hong Kong. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Undercover sting takes down international endangered turtle smuggler," 12 Aug. 2019 Her most senior role in government before Wednesday was as Britain’s minister for International Development from 2016 to 2017, a role from which she was fired for holding undeclared meetings with Israeli politicians. Billy Perrigo, Time, "Who's Who in Boris Johnson's Top Team? A Guide to Who's Running the U.K. Now," 26 July 2019 This year a recording was leaked of Ms Torres seemingly agreeing to receive 40m quetzales ($5.2m) in undeclared campaign donations from a construction magnate. The Economist, "Guatemala holds a dispiriting election," 22 June 2019 An undeclared or improperly packaged firearm could net a fine of up to $1,340. Robert Higgs, cleveland.com, "TSA security, Cleveland police detain traveler at Hopkins International Airport after loaded handgun is found in carry-on bag," 7 June 2019 The Food and Drug Administration has issued an allergy alert for undeclared nuts in two pesto products sold at Whole Foods Market stores in five states. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Whole Foods recalls pesto in 5 states due to undeclared nuts," 6 June 2019 Warships and bombers are in the Persian Gulf, threatening the Persians with immediate undeclared devastation. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Bolton prodded Bush Jr. to attack Iraq; he’s at it again," 3 June 2019 The room was decorated by two freshmen: Maggie Roberson, a biological science major from Hattiesburg, Mississippi and her roommate, Madison Wadsworth, undeclared, from Auburn, Alabama. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "Mississippi State University Dorm Decor," 22 Aug. 2018 But ten years later, international inspectors discovered after the Persian Gulf War that Hussein had accelerated his nuclear program by taking it completely underground to undeclared sites. Eric Cortellessa, The New Republic, "Will Trump Be the President Who Gives Iran the Bomb?," 24 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of undeclared

1526, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of undeclared

: not stated or decided in an official way : not declared


un·​de·​clared | \ ˌən-di-ˈklerd\

Kids Definition of undeclared

: not made known : not declared an undeclared war

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