- without a charter.
- without regulation; lawless.
Origin of unchartered
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Examples from the Web for unchartered
He gropes in darkness as he comes nearer the gates of his paradise, through an unchartered wilderness.In the Heart of a Fool
William Allen White
On the contrary, the unchartered guilds were the moat numerous and influential.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66
John Lothrop Motley
I was an unchartered ship, in which no living person had an interest, drifting on the wide waste of waters.
In no part of the world, and at no period of time, do we find the behavior of men left to unchartered freedom.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
Then, at the instigation of the favored ones, the politicians passed a law to suppress all unchartered banks.The Spirit of American Government
J. Allen Smith
- not authorized by charter; unregulated
- unauthorized, lawless, or irregular
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
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