Meaning of undocumented in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈdɒkjʊmɛntɪd/

Translate undocumented into Spanish


  • 1Not recorded in or proved by documents.

    ‘earlier, undocumented settlements’
    • ‘the bulk of history is undocumented’
    • ‘A physical relationship has never been proved - Cohn would certainly have kept it undocumented and out of sight.’
    • ‘I wonder how the investigation into undocumented and disappeared funds is going?’
    • ‘The civilisational reach of India's great textile culture cuts through largely undocumented and unmapped pathways of history.’
    • ‘The undocumented benefit is that, by using their accelerator service, they are unintentionally offering users an anonymous proxy.’
    • ‘In fact, he used it to pay back a completely undocumented loan from his brother Tie, the millionaire ice-grappler.’
    • ‘They will have access to local, often informal or undocumented data, available only on the spot.’
    • ‘It has recently come to my attention that there must be a range of undocumented wild birds at large in British suburbia.’
    • ‘Other than the odd undocumented case, success is not known to be spotted often enough.’
    unauthenticated, unconfirmed, uncorroborated, unsubstantiated, unratified
  • 2North American Not having the appropriate legal document or licence.

    ‘undocumented immigrants’
    • ‘Because it would allow some undocumented immigrants to win legal status, it faces resistance on the Right.’
    • ‘Among the proposals is that the Bill would offer legal status to all undocumented immigrants who are paying taxes.’
    • ‘Added to this volatile social polarization is one of the world's most diverse, both legal and undocumented, immigrant populations.’
    • ‘The law does not change the legal status of the undocumented persons or provide them a safe haven from the enforcement of the immigration laws.’
    • ‘The first step would be to make the undocumented workers already here legal.’
    • ‘Five undocumented women had no legal basis on which to apply.’
    • ‘We did not record whether the participants were US citizens or were legal or undocumented residents.’
    • ‘Denver has always been known as major transit point for the smuggling of undocumented immigrants into the U.S.’
    • ‘Three quarters of all undocumented immigrants actually pay Social Security tax.’
    • ‘Many of these workers are undocumented immigrants who have little recourse to legal action if they are injured on the job.’
    • ‘My life as an undocumented immigrant meant that I grew up with added challenges and frustrations other kids didn't have to deal with.’
    • ‘For instance, undocumented immigrants from Mexico tend to be less educated and don't have to travel far to get to the United States.’
    • ‘Many residents began to blame the economic recession on the growing number of undocumented immigrants that poured into the state.’
    • ‘Some churches created what were called ‘sanctuaries’ for undocumented immigrants.’
    • ‘In contrast, many Mexicans are recent or undocumented immigrants.’
    • ‘The U.S. census estimates there are about 8 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.’
    • ‘Eventually they realized that the city's two homeless shelters would not accept undocumented immigrants.’
    • ‘It extends basic human rights without distinction to all migrants, documented or undocumented.’
    • ‘It is uncertain how many undocumented teachers there are in the city.’
    • ‘Today, 2.5 million foreigners live in Spain, of which 50 percent are undocumented.’