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unearned

[uhn-urnd] /ʌnˈɜrnd/
adjective
1.
not received in exchange for labor or services; not gained by lawful work or employment.
2.
not earned; unmerited; undeserved:
unearned promotion.
3.
not yet earned:
Lenders are not permitted to take borrowers' unearned wages as collateral.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see un-1, earn1, -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for un earned

unearned

/ʌnˈɜːnd/
adjective
1.
not deserved
2.
not yet earned
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Word Origin and History for un earned

unearned

adj.

c.1200, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of earn. Unearned income is recorded from 1889.

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