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untried

[uhn-trahyd] /ʌnˈtraɪd/
adjective
1.
not tried; not attempted, proved, or tested.
2.
not yet tried at law.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; un-1 + tried
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  • The article outlines other serious consequences, as yet untried in court.
  • Whatever happens will be mostly new and untried by newly formed organizations.
  • Virtue, opening heaven to those who do not deserve to die, makes her course by paths untried.
  • Skating, a subject frequently found in genre paintings, had been untried in portraits of this size.
  • None of the three flexibilities proposed by these regulations is new or untried.
  • Railroad regulation at the time was untried and forbidding territory.
  • However, since this possible solution was new and untried, a test of such a gadget would be necessary.
British Dictionary definitions for untried

untried

/ʌnˈtraɪd/
adjective
1.
not tried, attempted, or proved; untested
2.
not tried by a judge or court
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Word Origin and History for untried
adj.

1510s, "not proven or tested," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of try.

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