un·​in·​cor·​po·​rat·​ed | \ˌən-in-ˈkȯr-pə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of unincorporated 

: lacking corporate status : not formed into a legal corporation : not incorporated an unincorporated village/community an unincorporated business/association

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The Shingle Fire sparked Wednesday night off of South Shingle and Latrobe roads west of the unincorporated community of Latrobe. Claire Morgan, sacbee, "County Fire grows to 88,000 acres, Cal Fire warns of warm weather to come," 5 July 2018 Bithlo residents and others fear the state’s concept would amount to a concrete wall that severs the unincorporated community of nearly 10,000 residents. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida toll-road operator to approve $678 million expressway across Bithlo, then shelve the plan," 29 June 2018 An expansion of the dumping grounds is underway at 2700 Wiles Road, in the unincorporated part of Broward. Anne Geggis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Mount Trashmore, the landfill that's over 20 stories, will grow bigger and taller," 13 July 2018 Outside Houston city limits and in unincorporated parts of Harris County the purchase and use of fireworks is allowed depending on local ordinances. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "What to know before using fireworks in the Houston area," 3 July 2018 Five large housing projects in the unincorporated parts of North County, as well as two others to the south, will all be considered by the supervisors this year. J. Harry Jones, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Newland Sierra housing project in North County goes before Planning Commission Thursday," 26 June 2018 Jackson County's primary responsibilities include assessing property for taxation purposes, collecting property and personal taxes, maintaining infrastructure like roads in unincorporated parts of the county and operating a jail. Mike Hendricks And Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Sex scandal in sheriff's office has some mulling future of Jackson County government | The Kansas City Star," 21 Apr. 2018 Currently, the housing is only allowed in unincorporated parts of the county. Kaitlin Bain, The Seattle Times, "Yakima effort aims to introduce temporary housing for farmworkers," 25 Mar. 2018 It will be located in an unincorporated part of the county, whose seat is Troy. William Thornton, AL.com, "Rex Lumber to build $110 million Pike County plant, hire 110," 28 Feb. 2018

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circa 1732, in the meaning defined above

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