untried

[uhn-trahyd]
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Origin of untried

First recorded in 1520–30; un-1 + tried
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Contemporary Examples of untried

  • The question then is whether the untried and unconvicted Guantanamo inmates require that level of security?

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    A Fate Worse Than Gitmo

    Gerald L. Shargel

    December 22, 2009

  • Do the untried and unconvicted Guantanamo inmates require this level of security?

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    A Fate Worse Than Gitmo

    Gerald L. Shargel

    December 22, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for untried

untried

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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