- having no license.
- done or undertaken without license or permission; unauthorized.
- unrestrained; unbridled.
Origin of unlicensed
1600–10; un-1 + licensed
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Examples from the Web for unlicensed
In the second season she spends afternoons rehearsing for a musical and buying an unlicensed gun for her clone friend.Why Should You Watch 'Orphan Black'? Tatiana Maslany.
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But both in the U.S. and overseas, mechanics who are unlicensed and have not undergone screening are used.Why Planes Fall Apart
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And while practicing medicine without a license is a felony, working as an unlicensed dentist is only a misdemeanor.The Fake Dentist Murder
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“Not for at least six years,” the unlicensed plumber announced.The Wildest Moments From CPAC
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You see all this took place because they were dancing in an unlicensed room.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
They accepted shame, and were one with it in their most unlicensed pleasures.The Rainbow
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Unlicensed Undertakers were not wanting, much to his disgust.Sir Walter Ralegh
A hoveller is an unlicensed pilot or boatman, particularly on the Kentish coast.A Floating Home
Charles discovered some displeasure at this unlicensed ribaldry.The Town
- having no licencean unlicensed restaurant
- without permission; unauthorized
- unrestrained or lawless
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Word Origin and History for unlicensed
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