un·​ex·​pired | \ ˌən-ik-ˈspī(-ə)rd \

Definition of unexpired

: not yet run out : still valid or in effect : not terminated or expired an unexpired lease/patent unexpired medicine [=medicine that has not yet reached its expiration date]

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Stephan was appointed by the Board of Supervisors last year to fill the unexpired portion of predecessor Bonnie Dumanis’s term, when Dumanis retired to run for supervisor. Greg Moran, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Race for DA study in contrasts," 14 May 2018 This Internet scan performed by Censys shows that there are more than 132,000 unexpired TLS certificates protecting VestaCP users at the moment. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Two new supply-chain attacks come to light in less than a week," 23 Oct. 2018 Julie Cook has been unable to fill EpiPen prescriptions for her two teenagers since the beginning of August and is relying on a single unexpired set if one of them has an allergic reaction. Joseph Walker, WSJ, "EpiPen Shortage Hits Back-to-School Season," 25 Aug. 2018 Curran, 64, served as the park district’s executive director from 1996 until his retirement last year and is filling the unexpired term of Michael Mangin, who stepped down last month from the Village Board. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Former parks director named Tinley Park trustee," 21 June 2018 Both are former council members, and the winner will fill an unexpired term that ends in 2019. Arielle Kass, ajc, "Pitts holds Fulton County commission chair in tight race, other results," 23 May 2018 Before Haynie’s arrest, Singer was among four candidates who qualified to run for what would have been Haynie’s unexpired term as mayor through March 2020. Marci Shatzman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "New Boca Raton mayor Scott Singer is sworn in Monday," 7 May 2018 The District 9 race was a special election to fill the unexpired term of James Rindfuss, who died in August. Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, "Challengers ran strong in two of four Alamo Colleges board races," 5 May 2018 Nikolas Peter Pappastratis won a five-year term, and Katherine O’Donnell will fill an unexpired term, on the Planning Board. Jill Terreri Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "As 7 percent of Marshfield voters go to polls, a race won by 7 votes," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of unexpired

1570, in the meaning defined above

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