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unserved

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsəːvd
 
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Definition of unserved in English:

adjective

1Not attended to or catered for.
Example sentences
  • The non-commercial community station seeks to ‘fill needs that other media do not, providing programming to diverse communities and unserved or underserved groups.’
  • That's the goal: to spread WiFi to rural communities in Canada and get to the unserved / underserved regions.
  • We are losing the future if we continue to let large parts of our population go unserved and underserved.
2 Law (Of a writ or summons) not officially delivered to a person.
Example sentences
  • No 3, the Court's letter to the applicant was returned unserved.
  • The court heard that a courier had been sent to serve the summons on the company, but it was found to be in liquidation and the documents had been returned unserved.
  • The plaintiff has an unfettered choice whether to pursue the action and serve the proceedings or not, being in breach of no rule or obligation if he chooses to let the writ expire unserved.
3(Of a female animal) not mated with a male.
Example sentences
  • The catalogue described the heifer as unserved and the plaintiff required an unserved heifer for service by his bull.
  • Every heifer sold as unserved shall be so guaranteed and all such heifers (unless sold suckling their dams) shall carry a guarantee that they are capable of breeding.

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