American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not claimed as property: unclaimed luggage.
- adj. Not claimed.
- adj. not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee
- un- + claimed (Wiktionary)
“Brethren! the European world to-day is fighting and scrambling over what it calls the unclaimed corners of the world; looking upon all lands that are uncivilised by Western civilisation either as markets, or as parts of their empire.”
“He has $15 million in unclaimed funds and will give me a third of it if I send him the number of my checking account so he can deposit the money in my name.”
“Officials said the state will get $6.1 million more in unclaimed money in the first year of the change.”
“Well, no, since you ask AP has not produced him or any of the other “police officers”, who remain unclaimed by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior.”
“Capital Times of Jan. 31, 2006: When cremains remain unclaimed”
“About two-thirds of the money was described as unclaimed proceeds from more than 20,000 sheriff sales over the last 12 years, when properties were sold for larger amounts than their past-due mortgages, unpaid taxes, and utilities.”
“Since starting my test of The Secret, I seem to be getting more e-mail from con artists peddling variations on the famous Nigerian letter-fraud scam, though it’s coming from Burkina Faso: Somebody tells you that you can have millions of dollars in unclaimed funds if you provide your own bank account number so the cash can be deposited.”
“According to a company called the unclaimed baggage center, a very small amount of luggage is truly lost.”
“State governments, aided by corporate middlemen, are collecting billions of dollars a year from Americans by enforcing obscure laws to seize money from forgotten bank accounts and other so-called unclaimed property.”
“Biotech firm Biogen Idec Inc. and children's-shoe maker Stride Rite Corp. sued Massachusetts for classifying as unclaimed property money that one business owes another.”
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