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 In November, the universe should be happy to grant your prayers, guide you to make wiser choices or give you a chance to be carefree and unencumbered. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 27 May 2021 The House of Curator’s collection features three unique looks that typify Iris’s unencumbered style: Palm Beach in Your Backyard, Statement Making Style, and Modern Maximalism. Sanford Stein, Forbes, 11 May 2021 North Carolina is in a strong position coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic recession, with several billion dollars in state coffers currently unencumbered. Gary D. Robertson, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 It should be allowed to perform its regulatory activities unencumbered. Zoë Mclaren, Wired, 16 Apr. 2021 But no matter how obscure or private the material, Tarkovsky’s command is total: His camera seems unencumbered by physics, even as the images and sound draw constant attention to the natural world — wind, fire and water. New York Times, 15 Apr. 2021 In theory, there could be a security or a border crisis if officials lose control of the border, allowing people to enter unencumbered in large numbers. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2021 Religious freedom has traditionally meant more than simply the ability to practice one’s beliefs unencumbered, free from state interference. Steven K. Green, The Conversation, 13 Apr. 2021 In a year in which all potential Olympians have had their training routines upturned, the ability to prepare for the Games largely unencumbered by fear of coronavirus infection could be a boon for individual competitors. New York Times, 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of unencumbered

1722, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2021

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“Unencumbered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unencumbered. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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