[ uhn-in-kawr-puh-rey-tid ]

  1. not chartered as a corporation; lacking the powers and immunities of a corporate enterprise: an unincorporated business.

  2. 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.

  1. 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

First recorded in 1705–15; un-1 + incorporated

Words Nearby unincorporated

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British Dictionary definitions for unincorporated


/ (ˌʌnɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪtɪd) /

  1. law lacking corporate status

  2. not unified or included

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