un·​required | \ "+ \

Definition of unrequired

: not required

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First Known Use of unrequired

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unrequired

Middle English unrequered, from un- entry 1 + requered, past participle of requeren to require

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“Unrequired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrequired. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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