Unconditioned Un`con*di"tioned, a. 1. Not conditioned or subject to conditions; unconditional. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metaph.) Not subject to condition or limitations; infinite; absolute; hence, inconceivable; incogitable. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

{The unconditioned} (Metaph.), all that which is inconceivable and beyond the realm of reason; whatever is inconceivable under logical forms or relations. [1913 Webster]

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