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unpaidadjective [not gradable]

us   /ʌnˈpeɪd/
owed, or without receiving payment: unpaid bills an unpaid leave of absence
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"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? Unpaid overtime is a violation of corporate policy.
used to describe people who do not receive payment for the work that they do: unpaid volunteers/workers 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)
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“unpaid” in Business English

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