unfunded

adjective
un·​fund·​ed | \ˌən-ˈfən-dəd \

Definition of unfunded 

1 : not funded : floating an unfunded debt

2 : not provided with funds unfunded schools

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The first comprehensive legislation to address abuse of senior citizens, the Elder Justice Act, was enacted in 2010 but remained unfunded until 2015, when it was allocated only $4 million. Nick Leiber, ajc, "How criminals steal $37 billion a year from America's elderly," 5 May 2018 Throughout that period, the monarch almost resigned, the parliament became increasingly hostile and divided, and the military expansion remained unfunded. Rick Noack, Washington Post, "Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns," 9 Feb. 2018 Two factors that have contributed to swelling the village’s debt are costs related to tax increment district developments and paying for the unfunded pension liability obligation, said West Milwaukee Village President John Stalewski. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Seeing red: Which Milwaukee suburbs are closest to their debt limits?," 11 July 2018 In the budget year that begins July 1, $100 million from the trust fund will go toward the Florida Forever land acquisition program, which has been unfunded in past years. Jim Turner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Florida lawmakers wrongly diverted money meant for conservation, judge rules," 15 June 2018 In the budget year that begins July 1, $100 million from the trust fund will go toward the Florida Forever land acquisition program, which has been unfunded in past years. Jim Turner, miamiherald, "Court says Legislature defied voters by diverting money meant to buy, preserve land," 15 June 2018 But the trade-off is: Your school is unfunded, your teachers’ pay is frozen, your classrooms are crowded, your textbooks are 25 years old. Margaret Newkirk, Bloomberg.com, "The Kochs Helped Slash State Taxes. Now Teachers Are in the Streets," 16 May 2018 Mayor Fuller has ambitious plans, but the city has nearly a billion dollars in unfunded costs for pensions and retiree benefits. BostonGlobe.com, "Debating a developer’s vision for Newtonville," 25 Apr. 2018 Citing that argument, some board members suggested that MWD pick up agriculture's unfunded share to complete the full project. Bettina Boxall, latimes.com, "California zigzags on ambitious water-delivery project, puts two-tunnel concept back on the table," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unfunded

circa 1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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