un·​re·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce unrelated (audio) \

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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Previous police contact Police also have had contact with the family in an unrelated incident. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This isn't the first time the boy who nearly drowned at an Elm Grove pool was left unattended, police say," 12 July 2019 Whybark initially was arrested on an unrelated matter and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility. Chris Coppola, azcentral, "Kingman man arrested in hit-and-run death of 62-year-old woman," 11 June 2019 The charging document says that in January 2018, after a flight from Dubai, Nader was stopped at Washington-Dulles Airport for questioning by the FBI on an unrelated matter. Clare Hymes, CBS News, "Mueller witness George Nader remains in custody after arrest on child porn charge," 6 June 2019 The firm represents Loughlin and Giannulli in their federal case in the college admissions scandal but also represents the university in an unrelated matter. Rob Frehse And Steve Almasy, CNN, "College admissions scandal: USC says legal action against Loughlin, Giannulli is possible," 6 June 2019 Mnuchin, according to The New York Times, was forced to wait in a congressional auditorium for nearly an hour as members cast votes on unrelated matters. Michael Tomasky, The New York Review of Books, "The Dems Take Charge," 21 Feb. 2019 As part of an ongoing inquiry into fake news, Parliament seized a cache of documents obtained during legal discovery in a case mounted by an app developer against Facebook in an unrelated matter in the United States. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The UK’s inquiry into fake news is focused on a long-dead bikini-finding app," 27 Nov. 2018 Wheat, his company and an associates were also ordered by a federal judge last year to pay more than $40 million to resolve an unrelated civil matter. Lois Norder, ajc, "Peachtree City company warned about promoting unapproved drugs," 15 June 2018 Acting Superintendent David Lindenmuth, who was to have served through the month of June, left the job Friday because of a family medical matter unrelated to his decision to suspend lacrosse for the remainder of the season, Sangillo said. Kevin Riordan, Philly.com, "In Haddonfield, taking on challenges much larger than lacrosse," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of unrelated

1611, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unrelated

: not part of the same family : not having any shared ancestors
: not connected in any way to someone or something else

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