unspent

adjective
un·​spent | \ ˌən-ˈspent How to pronounce unspent (audio) \

Definition of unspent

: not used up : not spent unspent funds

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In coming days, the White House is expected to send a proposal to Congress for returning billions of dollars of unspent foreign aid funds to the Treasury in a process known as rescission. John Hudson, Washington Post, "U.S. officials shield Ivanka Trump and Mike Pence projects in review of foreign aid," 15 Aug. 2019 In coming days, the White House is expected to send a proposal to Congress for returning billions of dollars of unspent foreign aid funds to the Treasury in a process known as rescission. John Hudson, BostonGlobe.com, "US officials shield Ivanka Trump, Pence projects in review of foreign aid," 14 Aug. 2019 But the Office of Management and Budget instructed the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development last weekend to freeze unspent money in their budgets. CBS News, "Apparent Trump plan to cut foreign aid draws bipartisan fire," 10 Aug. 2019 Steve Vancore, spokesman for Peter Antonacci, the current elections supervisor, said Broward repaid the unspent money plus interest earned on the grant until the money was used. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, "Florida counties get $2.3 million for election security," 11 July 2019 White House officials have said that the District agreed to use unspent money in the emergency fund to pay for inaugural costs, an assertion denied by the Bowser administration. oregonlive.com, "President Trump’s July Fourth event and weekend protests bankrupted Washington security fund, mayor says," 10 July 2019 White House officials have said that the District agreed to use unspent money in the emergency fund to pay for inaugural costs, an assertion denied by the Bowser administration. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "President Trump’s Fourth of July event and weekend protests bankrupted Washington security fund, mayor says," 10 July 2019 But barring a change in state law, the sheriffs have argued, retaining the unspent funds for personal use was legal and acceptable. The practice has been the subject of periodic controversy. Alan Blinder, New York Times, "Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money," 11 July 2018 The Senate defied President Donald Trump by refusing to cancel $15 billion in unspent funds from prior years using a procedure that required a simple majority of 50 votes to pass. Fortune, "Senate Defies Trump by Refusing to Cut $15 Billion in Spending," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of unspent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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