un·​reg·​is·​tered | \ ˌən-ˈre-jə-stərd How to pronounce unregistered (audio) \

Definition of unregistered

: not registered: such as
a : not having entered one's name on a voting list unregistered voters
b : unrecorded or not filed in the place provided by law an unregistered motor vehicle
c : not recorded with or certified by an appropriate breeders' association unregistered cattle

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Recent Examples on the Web The Los Angeles businessman's crimes included unregistered lobbying for governments with spotty human rights records like Sri Lanka and Turkey as well as a Ukrainian oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, prosecutors said. Brian Melley, Star Tribune, "'Mercenary' donor gets 12 years in campaign finance scheme," 18 Feb. 2021 He is charged with receipt of firearms by a person under indictment, possession of a machine gun and possession of an unregistered firearm, records show. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Feds crack down on cheap parts, sold online, that illegally turn pistols into machine guns," 17 Feb. 2021 On Tuesday, redacted court documents were unsealed that showed the existence of the investigation into possible unregistered lobbying and bribery. TheWeek, "Report: DOJ investigated top GOP donor, Kushner lawyer in suspected pardon scheme," 4 Dec. 2020 Erickson came under the scrutiny of federal investigators because he was romantically linked to Maria Butina, a Russian graduate student who pleaded guilty in 2018 to acting as an unregistered agent of the Kremlin. Anchorage Daily News, "The cottage industry behind Trump’s pardons: How the rich and well-connected got ahead at the expense of others," 5 Feb. 2021 Police arrested a man Friday with an unregistered gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at an inauguration checkpoint. NBC News, "Woman arrested at inauguration checkpoint in D.C. said she was Cabinet member, police say," 17 Jan. 2021 Capitol Police said he was found to be storing at least one unregistered firearm and more than 500 rounds of ammunition — including hollow-point bullets — in his truck. Washington Post, "State capitols tighten security and brace for the unknown as far-right groups plot shows of strength," 16 Jan. 2021 Meredith is facing federal charges of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. Erin Donaghue, CBS News, ""A certain danger": Judge detains man accused of threatening Nancy Pelosi and D.C. mayor," 14 Jan. 2021 Cleveland Meredith was charged with unregistered possession of firearms and unlawful possession of ammunition. Mona Lena Krook, The Conversation, "Misogyny in the Capitol: Among the insurrectionists, a lot of angry men who don’t like women," 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of unregistered

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unregistered was in 1603

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28 Feb 2021

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“Unregistered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unregistered. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unregistered

: not entered on an official list or in a system of public records : not registered


un·​reg·​is·​tered | \ ˌən-ˈre-jə-stərd \

Legal Definition of unregistered

: not registered charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle — see also unregistered security at security

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