un·​in·​cor·​po·​rat·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈkȯr-pə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce unincorporated (audio) \

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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Jacob, whose district includes the largest portion of the county’s unincorporated area, promised the county would continue to fight against the FCC law. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Frustrated county supervisors adopt ordinance regulating cell antennas for 5G networks," 7 Aug. 2019 Musk said the update would take place in Boca Chica, an unincorporated area along the southern Texas coast near the border with Mexico. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk will update the status of Starship development on August 24," 4 Aug. 2019 Orange County considered but never followed through on an urban-farming proposal in 2016 to allow backyard chickens in unincorporated areas. Stephen Hudak, orlandosentinel.com, "Apopka man squawks about code violation for chickens: ‘They’re not mine’," 25 July 2019 Nasher was found dead hours later in a dirt parking lot off of Skyline Boulevard, about three miles north of the unincorporated area of Sky Londa. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, "Peninsula hills stabbings: Sheriff’s Office seeks more info on suspect’s past," 19 July 2019 The collisions occurred around 12:15 a.m. as the man rode south on Petaluma Hill Road near Hopi Trail, in unincorporated Sonoma County between Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CHP Officer Marcus Hawkins said. Bay City News, The Mercury News, "Sonoma County bicyclist dies after being hit by two cars," 23 July 2019 Since 2017, the owners of Patriot Acres have been pursing approvals to open and operate their first for-profit composting facility on the site of the former Sexton landfill, 9800 Central Road, in unincorporated Cook County, according to the report. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Commissioner Britton, Glenview Village Board still oppose compost facility plan, want county to deny special use extension," 23 July 2019 New construction in unincorporated Orange County added about $4.4 billion to the county tax rolls in the past year. Stephen Hudak, orlandosentinel.com, "Proposed Orange County budget includes money for more deputies, more firefighters — and raises for full-time county workers making less than $15 an hour," 15 July 2019 The five people found dead Saturday afternoon in an apartment in unincorporated St. Louis County have been identified as Derrick Penny, 54; James L. Penny, 54; Rodney E. Holt, 37; Rondall Mullin, 65; and Ronald Brewster Jr., 40. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Two men charged with killing five people in St. Louis area," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of unincorporated

circa 1732, in the meaning defined above

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