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unpaid (not comparable)
- Not paid for.
an unpaid bill
1798, John Wentworth, A Complete System of Pleading: Comprehending the Most Approved Precedents and Forms of Practice; Consisting of Such as have Never before been Published: With an Index to the Principal Work, Incorporating and Making it a Continuation of Townshend's and Cornwall's Tables, to the Present Time; as Well as an Index of Reference to All the Ancient and Modern Entries Extant, volume VII (Debt. Detinue.), London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, OCLC 3949438, page 625:
1828 May 19, “Maclean v. Dunn and Watkins”, in The Law Journal for the Year 1828: Comprising Reports of Cases in the Courts of Chancery, King's Bench, and Common Pleas, from Michaelmas Term 1827, to Trinity Term 1828, both inclusive. And Cases Connected with the Duties and Office of Magistrates, Decided during Those Terms, volume IV, London: Printed by James Holmes, 4, Took's Court, Chancery Lane, for J. W. Paget, 5, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, OCLC 222561563, page 185, column 1:
- [T]he plaintiff re-sold the said one hundred and sixty-five bags of Russian and German wool so remaining unaccepted by the defendants and unpaid for by them, by public sale, at and for a much less sum, to wit, the sum of 2000l. less than the sum so agreed to be paid by the defendants for the same; […]
2012, Joel Waldfogel, “Digital Piracy: Empirics”, in Martin Peitz and Joel Waldfogel, editors, The Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy, New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-539784-0, page 540:
- The volume of unpaid consumption in movies appears to be lower, particularly in the United States. Rob and Waldfogel (2007) report that only about 5 percent of movie consumption among University of Pennsylvania students in 2005 was unpaid (at a time when about half of a similar population's music consumption was unpaid).
- Of work: done without agreed payment, usually voluntarily.
an unpaid position
1996 March, Hisham S. El-Osta; Mary C. Ahearn, “Introduction”, in Estimating the Opportunity Cost of Unpaid Farm Labor for U.S. Farm Operators (Technical Bulletin; no. 1848), Washington, D.C.: Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, OCLC 37447588, page 1:
- Farm labor is a critical input in agricultural production. Farm operators provide just about half of all labor hours in agriculture, most of which are unpaid. An additional 18 percent of farm labor hours are unpaid hours provided by farm household members, partners, and others.
2003, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme, “Introduction”, in Integrating Unpaid Work into National Policies (sales no. E.03.II.F.14), New York, N.Y.: United Nations, ISBN 978-92-1-120151-2, pages 7–8:
- [A]ll people who perform work, paid or unpaid, are economically active. It is, and always has been, quite misleading to regard people who perform only unpaid household work outside the SNA [United Nations System of National Accounts] production boundary as economically inactive.
- (done without agreed payment): unsalaried
not paid for
done without agreed payment