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unincorporated

[uhn-in-kawr-puh-rey-tid] /ˌʌn ɪnˈkɔr pəˌreɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
not chartered as a corporation; lacking the powers and immunities of a corporate enterprise:
an unincorporated business.
2.
not chartered as a self-governing village or city; lacking the tax, police, and other powers conferred by the state on incorporated towns:
an unincorporated hamlet.
3.
not combined into a single body or unit; not made part of; not included:
Many unincorporated research notes are appended to the text of the book.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; un-1 + incorporated
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Examples from the web for unincorporated
  • Large sections of unincorporated land make municipal governance ineffective in land use planning and rewards urban sprawl.
  • They prefer to be an unincorporated part of a county, instead of affiliated with a town or city.
  • All the debts created by a small, unincorporated firm become the debts of the founder in the event of a bankruptcy.
  • It gets previously unincorporated information into prices, how does this do anything but increase the efficiency of the markets.
  • Most unincorporated self-employed workers work at home, but not all those who work at home are self-employed.
  • The majority of the residents live in unincorporated areas within the county.
  • Being unincorporated, it is governed by the county and does not have any city services.
British Dictionary definitions for unincorporated

unincorporated

/ˌʌnɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
(law) lacking corporate status
2.
not unified or included
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Word Origin and History for unincorporated
adj.

1715, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of incorporate.

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