un·​de·​clared | \ˌən-di-ˈklerd \

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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Prosecutors say the undeclared income was money made consulting for Chicago businessmen in Zimbabwe, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, "Ex-congressman says he's 'given up on America' after sentenced for 3rd conviction," 11 May 2018 As the Holy Saturday Resurrection Ceremony begins, locals take to the streets to participate in the undeclared war and shoot fireworks and other explosives into the sky. Vanesa Brashier, Houston Chronicle, "Fireworks show coming to Cleveland July 4," 15 June 2018 WEDNESDAY Postcard writing: Indivisible Marin hosts an event to write postcards to Democratic and undeclared voters in flippable California congressional districts. SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area political events: Resistance training, lawmakers meet with public," 13 July 2018 Walker had to switch his party affiliation to undeclared as part of the deal. Becky Bohrer, Anchorage Daily News, "Former Sen. Mark Begich’s entry causes angst in Alaska governor’s race," 4 July 2018 While the three Southern California districts could offer Democrats some unwanted drama Tuesday, party officials felt broadly optimistic about their prospects in a state where undeclared voters now outnumber Republicans. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Californians Go to Polls With High Stakes and Some High Anxiety," 4 June 2018 Investigators later reviewed the company’s DHL shipments between December 2011 and May 2013 and discovered at least 13 shipments with approximately 1,865 undeclared items made from python or stingray skin. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Houston businesswoman admits she illegally imported nearly 2,000 snakeskin products," 1 June 2018 An Oakland Park food distributor recalled 1,200 bags of Peruvian dry potato because of undeclared sulfites. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "They forgot to tell you about the sulfites in this food. So, it's being recalled | Miami Herald," 16 May 2018 In the run-up to the 2016 GOP presidential primary, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, an early but still formally undeclared favorite, was asked at a conservative gathering how a Walker White House might operate. Gregory Krieg, CNN, "Legal? Yes. Ethical? Meh. Our flimsy campaign finance and lobbying laws," 14 May 2018

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1526, in the meaning defined above

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un·​de·​clared | \ˌən-di-ˈklerd\

Kids Definition of undeclared

: not made known : not declared an undeclared war

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