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  1. not established.
  2. British. (of a worker or job) temporary, part-time, or having a special or unique routine.
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Origin of unestablished

1640–50; un-1 + established
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of unestablished

  • It now, in December, condemns her no less as the unestablished church.

    The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869


  • Many things unaccepted and unestablished to-day shall be proverbial platitudes of to-morrow.

    The Right Knock

    Helen Van-Anderson

  • Good-conduct stripes are the reward to all full-time postmen, established or unestablished, of unblemished conduct.

  • The position of a disestablished or an unestablished Church is comparatively modern, and has given rise to new jural conceptions.

  • From week to week the value of these things fluctuates—that is, of course, of bulbs imported and unestablished.

    About Orchids

    Frederick Boyle