un·​reg·​is·​tered ˌən-ˈre-jə-stərd How to pronounce unregistered (audio)
: not registered: such as
: not having entered one's name on a voting list
unregistered voters
: unrecorded or not filed in the place provided by law
an unregistered motor vehicle
: not recorded with or certified by an appropriate breeders' association
unregistered cattle

Examples of unregistered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Raskin added that Gal Luft, another person who claimed to have evidence the president and his family engaged in corruption and was touted by GOP officials, was indicted last year for arms trafficking and acting as an unregistered foreign agent on behalf of China. USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 Numerous courts that have examined similar fact patterns have almost unanimously reached the same conclusion: the unregistered person acted in violation of Section 15(a)'s registration requirement. Kansas City Star, 27 Feb. 2024 The driver, who police said was on probation, faces a felony charge of suspicion of unlawfully acquiring the possible identification cards of 10 or more victims; a misdemeanor charge of driving while not allowed due to a prior DUI; and an infraction of driving unregistered vehicle. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 28 Jan. 2024 The Securities and Exchange Commission can sue Coinbase for offering unregistered securities. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 28 Mar. 2024 Two other large exchanges, Coinbase and Kraken, have each been sued by the SEC for acting as unregistered securities brokers and exchanges. Steven Ehrlich, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Saudi Arabia hired a Twitter employee as a spy to try to unmask dissidents, with a jury in California later convicting the man of acting as an unregistered agent. David Ingram, NBC News, 21 Mar. 2024 Officers also seized more than 20 guns including an assault rifle and unregistered gun, as well as high-capacity magazines. Robert Salonga, The Mercury News, 20 Mar. 2024 The agency claimed that between 2017 and 2019, She Beverage raised more than $15 million from unregistered stock sales to more than 2,000 clients and investors nationwide. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unregistered was in 1603

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“Unregistered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unregistered. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition


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