officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools.
provided with official credentials, as by a government: an accredited diplomatic representative.
accepted as authoritative: an accredited theory.

Origin of accredited

First recorded in 1625–35; accredit + -ed2
Related formsnon·ac·cred·it·ed, adjectiveun·ac·cred·it·ed, adjectivewell-ac·cred·it·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unaccredited

Contemporary Examples of unaccredited

Historical Examples of unaccredited

  • Jonson, unknown and unaccredited, had offered a play to the theatre.

  • The worst of it is, I am the only unaccredited member of the household!

    When a Man Marries

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • His unaccredited presence and officiousness in the capital of the Doges were made to appear both offensive and ridiculous.

    De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)

    Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt

  • To remain inactive as an envoy was bad enough; to stay on unaccredited seemed impossible.

  • Or rather, perhaps, some inward, unaccredited guardian signalled to him of danger.

    The Kindred of the Wild

    Charles G. D. Roberts

Word Origin and History for unaccredited



"furnished with credentials," 1630s, past participle adjective from accredit (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper