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  • adj. Not finally established, settled or confirmed.
  • adj. Not having undergone the ritual of confirmation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not firmly established; not possessed of its full measure of strength or stability: as, his health was still unconfirmed.
  • Not fortified by resolution; weak; raw.
  • Not confirmed or strengthened by additional testimony.
  • Eccles.: Not having received the sacrament or sacramental rite of confirmation.
  • Not having his election as bishop ratified by the archbishop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not finally established or settled


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