Meaning of “unpaid” in the English Dictionary

"unpaid" in British English

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unpaidadjective

uk /ʌnˈpeɪd/ us /ʌnˈpeɪd/

(Definition of “unpaid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unpaid" in American English

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unpaidadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ʌnˈpeɪd/

owed, or without receiving payment:

unpaid bills
an unpaid leave of absence

(Definition of “unpaid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unpaid" in Business English

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unpaidadjective

uk /ʌnˈpeɪd/ us

ACCOUNTING used to describe a debt, tax, etc. that has not been paid:

unpaid debt/fines/taxes The oil giant's accounts were frozen by authorities seeking to recover $3.4bn in unpaid taxes.
unpaid balances/bills/interest The borrowers must clear the unpaid bills on their credit reports.

HR, WORKPLACE used to describe work that someone does without being paid for it:

unpaid employment/internships/work How do you factor in unpaid work when planning a market economy?

used to describe people who do not receive payment for the work that they do:

UN lorries lie stranded because the drivers, unpaid for six weeks, have gone on strike.

(Definition of “unpaid” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)