unpoliced

adjective
un·​po·​liced | \ ˌən-pə-ˈlēst How to pronounce unpoliced (audio) \

Definition of unpoliced

: not controlled or regulated by or as if by police : not policed a largely unpoliced part of town

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But it was made easier by a system that is largely unpoliced and ripe for exploitation: the conferring of special admissions status to nonscholarship athletes. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "Colleges Rethink Athletic Special Admissions in Wake of Indictments," 17 Mar. 2019 Brilinta fits a pattern of what might be called pay-later conflicts of interest, which have gone largely unnoticed—and entirely unpoliced. Charles Piller, Science | AAAS, "Hidden conflicts? Pharma payments to FDA advisers after drug approvals spark ethical concerns," 5 July 2018 An investigative report by Science has uncovered unpoliced potential conflicts of interest among members of Food and Drug Administration drug-review advisory panels. Katie Langin, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: cycling and climate change, hidden pharma payments, and cursing surgeons," 6 July 2018 The clustering of higher-risk brokers underscores regulator worries about the largely unpoliced market. Coulter Jones, WSJ, "Firms With Troubled Brokers Are Often Behind Sales of Private Stakes," 24 June 2018 But the Taliban has long been entrenched in the province, operating freely in remote and unpoliced areas. Sharif Hassan, Washington Post, "Outgunned in urban centers, Taliban wages fierce fight in remote western Afghanistan," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unpoliced

1831, in the meaning defined above

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