Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having no owner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without an owner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no owner: as, ownerless dogs.

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

  • adj. having no owner

Etymologies

From owner +‎ -less. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Otherwise we have what I call the ownerless corporation that floats out there in a vacuum unaccountable to anybody save the markets through failure leading to either a bailout or a takeover.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Hermann Goering gave the ERR the responsibility for the confiscation of "ownerless" Jewish art collections.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • In a flash a domestic dog, which may or may not have been 'ownerless', ambushed the group.

    Mongabay.com News

  • The '' ownerless '' [72] epistle of the Church of Constantinople to Martyrios of Antioch which contains Canon VII of the Second Ecumenical Council exactly, '' which one parenthesis, '' [73] does not refer to the Church's generally prevailing procedure, but rather '' cites the Constantinopolitan custom. ''

    orrologion

  • Men cast hungry eyes upon the ownerless claim, where they knew a thousand-thousand dollars waited but shovel and sluice-box.

    A DAUGHTER OF THE AURORA

  • As creations become digital they tend to become shared, ownerless goods.

    Access is the new hotness | clusterflock

  • The code hits back at Myners's accusation that the lack of action by investors led to the creation of "ownerless corporations" but is largely based on an existing set of guidelines used by the Institutional Shareholders Committee, which unites all the main investor bodies in the UK.

    Code aims to clamp down on badly run firms

  • The banking crisis exposed the dangers of the "ownerless corporation", as it emerged that large investors in the financial sector had neglected their responsibilities as stewards and allowed the likes of Sir Fred Goodwin to do as they pleased.

    Pension funds must be more vocal if they are to be good stewards of our cash

  • Comforted by a large, ownerless dog, she was eventually found and brought home by the Boston town crier.

    Louisa May Alcott

  • They were caught in some timeless netherworld in-between, ownerless.

    Baby Games

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