unlicensed

[ uhn-lahy-suh nst ]
/ ʌnˈlaɪ sənst /

adjective

having no license.
done or undertaken without license or permission; unauthorized.
unrestrained; unbridled.

Nearby words

  1. unleavened,
  2. unless,
  3. unlessoned,
  4. unlettered,
  5. unlevel,
  6. unlicked,
  7. unlike,
  8. unlikelihood,
  9. unlikely,
  10. unlimber

Origin of unlicensed

1600–10; un-1 + licensed

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British Dictionary definitions for unlicensed

unlicensed

/ (ʌnˈlaɪsənst) /

adjective

having no licencean unlicensed restaurant
without permission; unauthorized
unrestrained or lawless
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Word Origin and History for unlicensed

unlicensed

adj.

1630s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of licence (v.).

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