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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Examples of unregistered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Broidy pleaded guilty in October 2020 to acting as an unregistered foreign agent, admitting to accepting millions of dollars to secretly lobby the Trump administration for Malaysian and Chinese interests. Isaac Stanley-becker And Spencer S. Hsu, Anchorage Daily News, 18 May 2022 In 2014, a 20-year-old Georgetown University student was sentenced to a year in prison for having an unregistered biological agent or toxin after making ricin during a school break. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2022 But the other unregistered firearms were found under seats or on the floorboards of the two vehicles. Peter Hermann, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2022 But the other unregistered firearms were found under seats or on the floorboards of the two vehicles. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 1 June 2022 The suspects were charged with conspiracy to damage and destroy by fire and explosive and with possession of unregistered firearms. Geneva Sands, CNN, 25 Jan. 2022 In San Diego, ghost guns — unregistered firearms that lack serial numbers — are a growing problem in the city, police said. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Sep. 2021 Others allege that some digital tokens are unregistered securities or that cryptocurrency issuers were deceitful in their marketing. James Fanelli, WSJ, 1 June 2022 Greene had an unregistered AR-15 rifle and two semi-automatic handguns in his home with thousands of rounds of ammunition, Kelly said. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 Jun 2022

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“Unregistered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unregistered. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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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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