unincorporated

adjective
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

Examples of unincorporated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The district covers 710 square miles, including most of the city of Los Angeles, along with all or portions of 26 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "Teachers union in nation's second-largest school district say to keep schools closed," 10 July 2020 According to the county website, Gates' priorities include public safety, fiscal responsibility and economic development in addition to enhanced focus on the needs of unincorporated areas of his district. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, "Who is running for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors?," 8 July 2020 But the order applies to unincorporated areas only, leaving individual cities to determine whether to mandate masks. al, "‘We saw how things were going’: How one small Alabama city became a leader in mandating masks," 12 July 2020 The air was thick with the smell of gunpowder as fireworks exploded over the pecan orchard in unincorporated Dallas County. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Boom and bust: Local fireworks stands thrive during pandemic as big-display outfits take a ‘gut punch’," 3 July 2020 Damon Gutzwiller, 38, was fatally shot during the confrontation in Ben Lomond, an unincorporated area, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart said. Fox News, "California ambush leaves 1 deputy dead, 2 officers hurt," 7 June 2020 Mobile County’s health officer issued an order Thursday calling for masks to be mandatory for most people in public throughout unincorporated areas of the county, following a Mobile’s adoption of a citywide mask ordinance. al, "Mobile County gets health order requiring masks," 2 July 2020 Her inspectors only investigate businesses in unincorporated Harris County; other complaints are referred to cities or the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Zach Despart, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County extends mandatory mask order through late August," 30 June 2020 Kansasville, an unincorporated community in Racine County, is part of the Town of Dover — population 4,200. jsonline.com, "See the more than 45 communities in Wisconsin that have had protests against police brutality and racial inequality," 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of unincorporated

circa 1732, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jul 2020

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“Unincorporated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unincorporated. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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