unsecured

[ uhn-si-kyoo rd ]
/ ˌʌn sɪˈkyʊərd /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. unseasonal,
  2. unseasoned,
  3. unseat,
  4. unseaworthy,
  5. unsecure,
  6. unseduced,
  7. unseeded,
  8. unseeing,
  9. unseelie,
  10. unseemly

Origin of unsecured

1770–80; un-1 + secured

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British Dictionary definitions for unsecured

unsecured

/ (ˌʌnsɪˈkjʊəd) /

adjective

finance
  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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Word Origin and History for unsecured

unsecured

adj.

1780, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of secure (v.).

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