Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unchained; unshackled; free from restraint; unrestrained.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unfetter.
  • adjective Not bound by chains or shackles.
  • adjective by extension Not restricted.

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

  • adjective not bound by shackles and chains

Etymologies

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From un- + fettered.

Examples

  • The report, prepared for the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, says 70 percent of the guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and traced by authorities came from the U.S.The chair of the caucus, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, is calling on Congress to act on the findings and stop powerful Mexican drug traffickers from having what she calls "unfettered access" to military-style weapons from the United States.

    Report Finds US Guns Arming Mexican Cartels

  • The report, prepared for the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, says 70 percent of the guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and traced by authorities came from the U.S.The chair of the caucus, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, is calling on Congress to act on the findings and stop powerful Mexican drug traffickers from having what she calls "unfettered access" to military-style weapons from the United States.

    Report Finds US Guns Arming Mexican Cartels

  • The report, prepared for the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, says 70 percent of the guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and traced by authorities came from the U.S.The chair of the caucus, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, is calling on Congress to act on the findings and stop powerful Mexican drug traffickers from having what she calls "unfettered access" to military-style weapons from the United States.

    Report Finds US Guns Arming Mexican Cartels

  • The report, prepared for the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, says 70 percent of the guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and traced by authorities came from the U.S.The chair of the caucus, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, is calling on Congress to act on the findings and stop powerful Mexican drug traffickers from having what she calls "unfettered access" to military-style weapons from the United States.

    Report Finds US Guns Arming Mexican Cartels

  • What that essentially means is while Iraq is ready and willing to let the inspectors in for what it calls unfettered access to most sites, that access, the unfettered access will stop at the palaces.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2002

  • He tells us that persons had what he calls unfettered access to various private portions of the supervisor's office including a computer, and a box containing requests for absentee ballots and other "stuff," was his words.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: The Florida Vote: Judge Hears Closing Arguments in Challenge to Absentee Ballots in Seminole County - December 7, 2000

  • If there's any group that should believe in unfettered access to the initiative process, and to vest power in the people rather than the legislators in the pay and in the pocket of special interests, it should be the Tea Party.

    Wayne Pacelle: Playing Politics with Puppy Mill Abuse

  • In the right hands, there's a nobility in unfettered eccentricity.

    Lange, Barrymore captivate in HBO's 'Grey Gardens'

  • You are obviously a true believer in unfettered capitalism and the “free” market.

    Think Progress » REPORT: A Closer Look At Consumer Protections In Dodd’s Financial Reform Bill

  • I want to go in unfettered and as fresh as a virgin in a refrigerator, as Lord Finesse said.

    Scant New Details on Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life | /Film

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  • “…unfettered access…” — BBC Radio 4 news bulletin, 10th May 2008. Surely most stations would use unrestricted or full!

    May 10, 2008