Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not reduced to a certainty; not made certain and definite; not certainly known.

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  • adjective Not ascertained; undetermined; unknown.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ ascertained

Examples

  • The figures include deaths described both as sudden infant deaths and those for which the cause is "unascertained" after a full investigation.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Dr Timothy Lyons, a pathologist with the Department of Forensic Medicine at Newcastle, who appeared via video link, said Ms Nixon's death was 'unascertained'.

    northernstar.com.au: The Northern Star

  • At an initial postmortem, the verdict was "unascertained, pending further investigation".

    'I felt numb – we'd lost our little boy'

  • In any case, as “Centinel” observed, “the lust of power is so universal, that a speculative unascertained rule of construction” provided “a poor security for the liberties of the people.”

    Ratification

  • In any case, as “Centinel” observed, “the lust of power is so universal, that a speculative unascertained rule of construction” provided “a poor security for the liberties of the people.”

    Ratification

  • In any case, as “Centinel” observed, “the lust of power is so universal, that a speculative unascertained rule of construction” provided “a poor security for the liberties of the people.”

    Ratification

  • The scene of the preceding day had dwelt on the mind of Father Eustace, who was of that keen and penetrating cast of mind which loves not to leave unascertained whatever of mysterious is subjected to its inquiry.

    The Monastery

  • In theory at least, this brought the entire body of the common law, and an unascertained number of statutes of Parliament, into force in the forests of Michigan.

    A History of American Law

  • In theory at least, this brought the entire body of the common law, and an unascertained number of statutes of Parliament, into force in the forests of Michigan.

    A History of American Law

  • In theory at least, this brought the entire body of the common law, and an unascertained number of statutes of Parliament, into force in the forests of Michigan.

    A History of American Law

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