Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A leader, especially one exercising the powers of a tyrant.

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  • adj. Not having been fined (clarified by filtration).
  • adj. Not having been fined (subjected to a financial penalty).

Etymologies

German, from Middle High German vüerer, from vüeren, to lead, from Old High German fuoren; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
un- +‎ fined (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the other hand, being "unfined" has long been considered a plus, as it supposedly means more flavor is retained.

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  • Oh yeah and the Silva wines are organically grown; unfined and unfiltered, while the Rock Point wines from the Rogue Valley are sustainable farmed and Salmon safe … search and ye shall find … Thank your local independently owned fine wine distributor – we are a rare breed, but we do exist.

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  • The local producer that won the most kudos was Damiani, and grower Phil Davis explained that one of the wines (he brought both the 2007 and the 2007 Reserve) was unfiltered and unfined.

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  • Unfiltered and unfined, it is a deep, opaque brick red in the glass.

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  • First off, do you know what an unfiltered, unfined, sediment-laden Nerello Mascalese from Etna is supposed to smell and taste like?

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  • The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel followed by 19 months in new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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  • The spectacular 1998 Giusto di Notri is a 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot blend aged in French oak, of which 50% was new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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  • All of the Chardonnays remain 12 months on their lees in barrel, then are racked into a settling tank and bottled 6 months later unfined and unfiltered.

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  • Tasted on four separate occasions, this offering, which spent 28 months in oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, is an extraordinary effort that comes across as a hypothetical blend of Mouton Rothschild, La Mission Haut-Brion, and Montrose.

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  • Made from 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso, the 1997 Terra di Lavoro was bottled unfined and unfiltered after 12 months in 100% new oak.

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