[ uhn-si-kyoo rd ]
/ ˌʌn sɪˈkyʊərd /


not secured, especially not insured against loss, as by a bond or pledge: an unsecured loan.
not made secure, as a door or lock of hair; unfastened.
not protected against tapping or interception, as a telephone line or radio communication.

Origin of unsecured

1770–80; un-1 + secured
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British Dictionary definitions for unsecured

/ (ˌʌnsɪˈkjʊəd) /


  1. (of a loan, etc) secured only against general assets and not against a specific asset
  2. (of a creditor) having no security against a specific asset and with a claim inferior to those of secure creditors
not made secure; loose
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