Meaning of unearned

un•earned

Pronunciation: (un-ûrnd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. not received in exchange for labor or services; not gained by lawful work or employment.
  2. not earned; unmerited; undeserved: unearned promotion.
  3. not yet earned: Lenders are not permitted to take borrowers' unearned wages as collateral.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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