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unchartered

[uhn-chahr-terd] /ʌnˈtʃɑr tərd/
adjective
1.
without a charter.
2.
without regulation; lawless.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; un-1 + charter + -ed2
Can be confused
uncharted, unchartered.
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Examples for unchartered
  • Even though the pathway remains unchartered, a few key ideas surfaced from the meeting.
  • The surveyor is an executive of nature, stamping order on chaos by fixing his name on previously unchartered territory.
  • We are kind of going into unchartered ground in doing that type of thing.
  • Current said it could possibly head to federal court because the situation would be entering unchartered territory.
British Dictionary definitions for unchartered

unchartered

/ʌnˈtʃɑːtəd/
adjective
1.
not authorized by charter; unregulated
2.
unauthorized, lawless, or irregular
Usage note
Care should be taken not to use unchartered where uncharted is meant: uncharted (not unchartered) territory
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Word Origin and History for unchartered
adj.

1805, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of charter.

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