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[uhn-in-kawr-puh-rey-tid] /ˌʌn ɪnˈkɔr pəˌreɪ tɪd/
not chartered as a corporation; lacking the powers and immunities of a corporate enterprise:
an unincorporated business.
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.
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 of unincorporated
1705-15; un-1 + incorporated Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for unincorporated
Historical Examples
  • Thus the highest court in New York declared that an unincorporated lodge, which had been mis-managed, was not a partnership.

  • The device of joint stock might take the form of a fully incorporated body or of a less formal and unincorporated syndicate.

  • In an unincorporated village there is no power to compel the citizens to do these things.

    The Government Class Book Andrew W. Young
  • Money given by will for the apprenticeship of poor children shall be managed by incorporated towns and unincorporated parishes.

  • In this chapter we will consider first the incorporated, then the unincorporated societies.

    Quaker Hill Warren H. Wilson
  • This is due to the fact that in these States incorporated and unincorporated banks are subject to the same regulation.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Villa Concepcion is the fourth city in Paraguay in population, although the unincorporated place of Luque is larger.

British Dictionary definitions for unincorporated


(law) lacking corporate status
not unified or included
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unincorporated

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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