un·​se·​cured | \ ˌən-si-ˈkyu̇rd How to pronounce unsecured (audio) , -ˈkyərd \

Definition of unsecured

: not protected or free from danger or risk of loss : not secured unsecured cargo unsecured funds an unsecured loan

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Examples of unsecured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was released on a $20,000 unsecured bond after his initial court appearance in Akron federal court. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 26 May 2022 She was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond, the sheriff's office added. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 18 Apr. 2022 Shaw was released unsupervised on an unsecured $10,000 bond. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2022 The largest unsecured creditor is the U.S. Small Business Administration. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 Unsecured Line Of Credit: An unsecured line of credit is taken out against the entire business. Phil Dushey, Forbes, 10 June 2022 People leaving their unsecured firearms in cars has also become a particular problem, Daniel Webster, director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins University, told ABC News in an interview. Jessie Dimartino, ABC News, 7 June 2022 An unsecured bicycle was reported stolen May 19 from the east side of Walgreens, 4820 N. Harlem Ave. Chicago Tribune, 31 May 2022 The dog’s owner told police that the animal escaped through an unsecured gate in his fenced back yard. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 27 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unsecured

1780, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsecured was in 1780

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28 Jun 2022

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

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un·​se·​cured | \ ˌən-si-ˈkyu̇rd \

Legal Definition of unsecured

: not secured: as
a : not guaranteed or protected as to payment, performance, or satisfaction by a security interest or by property given or pledged as security unsecured debt an unsecured claim
b : characterized by a lack of security or of a security interest unsecured status


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