from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not owned, not having an owner.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of unown.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not owned; having no owner.
- adj. Not acknowledged; not avowed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not owned; having no known owner; not claimed.
- Not avowed; not acknowledged as one's own; not admitted as done by one's self; unconfessed: as, unowned faults.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no owner
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But maybe things are different in other states, and their airports are in some kind of unowned status whereby state law would not apply?
Start thinking of property as all the property of individuals, unjustly acquired property or unowned property.
So somebody dumped waste in Somali waters and somebody else "stole" the unowned fish.
At first it was patches and sections of land here and there; but as the weeks passed it was the unowned portions that became rare, until at last they stood as islands surrounded by Daylight's land.
Time for a complete house cleaning, replace them all with unowned independents this next two times around.
In the almost lottery-like scramble for the ownership of vast unowned natural resources, and in the exploitation of which there was little or no competition of capital, (the capital itself rising out of the exploitation), the capable, intelligent member of the working class found a field in which to use his brains to his own advancement.
We feel that those who care for cats -- both animal advocates and the 10 million householders who feed stray cats -- and those who care for birds would agree that we must find a humane way to reduce the number of unowned and homeless cats.
I thought it was a beautiful analysis but I keep coming back to this concept of "unowned things" and the inherent just power of it.
In fact, in order to render the above argument applicable, it is – implicitly – assumed that the territory in question is unowned, and that the immigrants enter virgin territory open frontier.
The corporation becomes, in effect, a mass of unowned capital appropriated by the managers.