unexpired

adjective

un·​ex·​pired ˌən-ik-ˈspī(-ə)rd How to pronounce unexpired (audio)
: 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]

Examples of unexpired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The special election winner would hold the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term. Fox News, 29 Mar. 2024 There are two elections on the March 5 ballot that these candidates and others are running in: one for a full six-year term that starts in January 2025 and another to complete the final months of Feinstein’s unexpired term. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 In the event that there was a vacancy in the mayoral office, the council would elect by majority vote an interim mayor to serve the rest of the unexpired term. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 18 Jan. 2024 Since Butler will serve as one of California’s two U.S. senators only until someone else is elected, the first race will decide who will hold the seat for the remainder of Feinstein’s unexpired term — from the date of the general election, Nov. 5, through the end of the term on Jan. 3, 2025. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 In the unexpired term field, Schiff still led with 21% support followed by Porter with 18%, Garvey with 17%, Lee with 12% and Early with 11%. John Woolfolk, The Mercury News, 12 Jan. 2024 New York University Professor Liza Goitein, an emergency powers expert at the Brennan Center for Justice, has catalogued over 120 known statutory delegations and many unexpired national emergencies. Mark Medish, The New Republic, 30 Nov. 2022 His target was Goodell, who had been appointed in 1968 by Republican Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller to fill out the unexpired term of Robert F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated. Tom Hamburger, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2023 His target was Goodell, who had been appointed in 1968 by Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller (R) to fill out the unexpired term of Robert F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated. Tom Hamburger, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unexpired was in 1570

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“Unexpired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexpired. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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