Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no owner: as, ownerless dogs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Without an owner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having no owner

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

  • adjective having no owner

Etymologies

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From owner +‎ -less.

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

  • "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

  • "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.

    Stolen Art Identified

  • 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

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