un·​en·​cum·​bered | \ ˌən-in-ˈkəm-bərd How to pronounce unencumbered (audio) \

Definition of unencumbered

: free of encumbrance

Examples of unencumbered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those series are thrillingly unencumbered by any genre expectations. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Why are all these science-fiction shows so awful?," 30 July 2020 Budget closeout figures for 2019 showed a General Fund surplus of $2.9 million, bringing the city's unencumbered cash balance to $10.3 million. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Cleveland Heights prepares best- to worst-case scenarios for budget with COVID-19 symptoms," 29 June 2020 Meanwhile, modern arenas in Vegas and Kansas City are unencumbered by leases that could cause conflict with an NBA tenant. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "With money tight amid coronavirus pandemic, NBA may be more ready for moves," 26 June 2020 Some towns lie along a border, and residents move unencumbered from one country into the other. Rachel Donadio, The Atlantic, "The Death of Cosmopolitanism," 23 June 2020 Television, in all its dramatic, comedic and sometimes trashy glory, has been one of the entertainment diversions relatively unencumbered by the pandemic, as many Americans stay home and watch. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The 10 best TV shows of 2020 so far, from 'Jeopardy! GOAT' to 'BoJack Horseman'," 22 June 2020 More likely, China simply wants an unencumbered path for further development. The Economist, "Power plays Who runs the world?," 18 June 2020 Penney entered bankruptcy with $450 million in cash and up to $1 billion in unencumbered real estate assets, said Cathy Hershcopf, an attorney for Penney’s unsecured creditors from the Cooley law firm. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "J.C. Penney lenders being challenged by new group and creditors over bankruptcy financing," 4 June 2020 Many are niche manufacturers and start-ups, unencumbered by expensive legacy factories and supply chains. Aviva Freudmann, New York Times, "Customers Want Customization, and Companies Are Giving It to Them," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unencumbered

1722, in the meaning defined above

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5 Aug 2020

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“Unencumbered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unencumbered. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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