unowned


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unowned

(ʌnˈəʊnd)
adj
1. having no owner or possessor
2. not acknowledged or admitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unowned - having no ownerunowned - having no owner      
owned - having an owner; often used in combination; "state-owned railways"
References in classic literature ?
There he lay, unowned, unknown, exposed to the flippant curiosity of a French mob
At first it was patches and sections of land here and there; but as the weeks passed it was the unowned portions that became rare, until at last they stood as islands surrounded by Daylight's land.
Among the slain was a cow, and among the scattered articles unowned, a widow's cap.
All the unowned dogs who stray into the Inns of Court and pant about staircases and other dry places seeking water give short howls of aggravation.
It dealt, of course, with the beauties and singularities of the place, the streets, the people, and the quantities of unowned yellow dogs.
The charity launched its Everton Cat Watch scheme in September in a bid to identify the number and location of unowned cats living within the district.
Summary: From May 2018, all car owners with unowned A, B and C number plates are requested to upgrade.
But for unowned plate holders of A, B and C, the RTA said there are minimal costs.
He correctly points out that Bitcoin doesn't suffer from the "tragedy of the commons" (the principle that an unowned, commonly used resource will be neglected or depleted because there are no incentives to maintain it).
We had been tossing coins into the choppy waters over our numb shoulders, without uttering a word, and now our wishes for good luck were being fulfilled, unowned and ineffable.
Earning Happiness Through Homesteading Unowned Land: a comment on 'Buying Misery with Federal Land' by Richard Stroup," Journal of Social Political and Economic Studies, Vol.
THE PRESENT PAPER confronts the general question of the lawfulness (1) of forestalling both potential owners from originally appropriating unowned land and actual owners from exiting their property.