un·​tram·​meled | \ˌən-ˈtra-məld \
variants: or British untrammelled

Definition of untrammeled 

: not confined, limited, or impeded untrammeled greed/arrogance the untrammeled free market Since the later 1990s, when the first news sites were introduced on the Internet, most papers have offered untrammeled access to them.— Michael Massing She looks back with amazement at the untrammeled single life she enjoyed not so long ago.— Paul Gray

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The vast majority of these people take pride in our American heritage of untrammeled wilderness and don’t want to see unchecked development in our nation’s most spectacular landscapes. Alex Honnold, Outside Online, "Alex Honnold to Politicos: Leave Our Public Lands Alone," 25 May 2018 Some locations, some trees, should remain secret, untrammeled, and probably unnamed. Robert Earle Howells, SFChronicle.com, "Should we hide the locations of Earth’s greatest trees?," 3 July 2018 This was Mendocino utopia: a place on the edge of the continent, where nature at its most untrammeled is on display, and freedom seems absolute. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 In the first category, the U.K. would follow EU rules, for example in chemicals regulation, and get untrammeled access to the EU as at present. Stephen Fidler, WSJ, "Britain and the EU Are Pulling Back From the Cliff—For Now," 27 Apr. 2018 Mount Engadine is that rare find: a warm, intimate lodge surrounded by untrammeled peaks and trails, but only 45 minutes by car from Banff. Katie Arnold, Outside Online, "Banff's Top Family Adventures," 11 Apr. 2018 Thirty years later, Neymar would have much the same effect, the Brazilian turned into the most expensive player on the planet by the untrammeled ambition of Paris Saint-Germain. Rory Smith And Elian Peltier, New York Times, "The Sensational Rise and Expensive Fall of a Paris Superclub," 6 Mar. 2018 Some loathe the new possibilities and call for restrictions or bans; others claim untrammeled rights to the new thing. Jason Pontin, WIRED, "Science Is Getting Us Closer to the End of Infertility," 27 Mar. 2018 Lower in elevation and heavily developed with hillside-hugging homes, the range leaves hikers who seek a semblance of untrammeled nature in the area with few options, especially in this age of peak-Runyon. Matt Jaffe, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Hike Is the Perfect Alternative to Braving the Crowds at Runyon Canyon," 25 Jan. 2018

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1795, in the meaning defined above

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