Definition of unpaid in English:


Line breaks: un¦paid
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈpeɪd


  • 2(Of work or a period of leave) undertaken without payment: unpaid labour in the home
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    • The court will be able to insist they undertake unpaid work, drug or alcohol treatment or supervision while the sentence is on-going.
    • Community penalties involve undertaking unpaid work amounting to seven million hours ordered each year.
    • He was also ordered to undertake 150 hours unpaid work and to pay the £1,000 compensation to YorkBoat.
  • 2.1(Of a person) not receiving payment for work done: she spent most of her time fulfilling the role of unpaid housekeeper
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    • Moreover, if local leaders receive a wage, they are resented by unpaid volunteers.
    • When the second successor company was registered in 1997, he became a paid manager and unpaid director of that business.
    • Under the new ‘regime’ Sophie and her brother Jason are just two of the club's board of unpaid directors.

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