un·re·lat·ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈlā-təd \

Definition of unrelated 

: not related: such as

a : not connected by birth or family They have the same last name but are unrelated.

b : not connected in any way : discrete, separate an unrelated incident

c : not told a previously unrelated tale

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He was involved in an unrelated shooting in late January, Smith said. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "'I only ever wanted justice,' says 18-year-old allegedly assaulted by Baltimore officer," 14 July 2018 The same novel bug, occurring in unrelated patients, in different body systems, simultaneously in two countries, made epidemiologists wonder whether there might be more to come. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast," 13 July 2018 In an unrelated item, several members of the public spoke against a recent proposal to create a connection from Hanson Lane to Warnock Drive via Keyser Road, Equestrian Trail and/or Royal Vista. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Garden advocate wants Ramona Street completion off priority list," 11 July 2018 Boatwright had been arrested July 5 on unrelated drug charges and was served in jail with an arrest warrant, police said. Isaac Feldberg, EW.com, "Second suspect arrested in fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion," 11 July 2018 One of the officers spotted Baldwin Jr., who was wanted on an unrelated warrant, in the drivers seat, Baldwin Jr. abruptly drove off. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Authorities charge 2 more men in death of Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett," 11 July 2018 In the press release, investigators said that Boatwright was actually arrested on unrelated drug charges last week and was served with an additional arrest warrant in the XXXTentacion case on Tuesday. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "XXXTentacion murder: Second gunman arrested in shooting death of Fla. rapper," 11 July 2018 Boatwright had also been arrested on July 5 for unrelated drug charges, authorities confirmed. refinery29.com, "Second Suspect Arrested In Relation To XXXTentacion's Murder," 11 July 2018 The unrelated industrial accident Monday near the Pop Century Resort killed 33-year-old Juan Alberto Ojeda. Kevin Williams, ajc, "Deputies investigate two Walt Disney World industrial accidents in one day," 10 July 2018

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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