: not bound by a pledge or vow
specifically : not pledged to vote for a specified candidate
the state sent an unpledged delegation to the convention

Word History


un- entry 1 + pledged, past participle of pledge

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpledged was in 1605

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“Unpledged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpledged. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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