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unlicensed

[uhn-lahy-suh nst] /ʌnˈlaɪ sənst/
adjective
1.
having no license.
2.
done or undertaken without license or permission; unauthorized.
3.
unrestrained; unbridled.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; un-1 + licensed
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  • It's easy for even unlicensed amateurs to notice that any language, including ours, has gaps aching to be filled.
  • No one knows the number of unlicensed saloons in the city.
  • And fans have started creating their own unlicensed tributes, too, some of which are for sale.
  • We're suddenly not a bunch of unlicensed investigators running around for our own sake.
  • It also frees up more spectrum for tinkering on unlicensed space.
  • But police confiscated his unlicensed cart, slapping and insulting him.
  • unlicensed traders in the souks-once chased away-now occupy prime spots.
  • unlicensed drivers are five times more likely to be in a fatal crash than licensed ones.
  • Many fisherman have since set up as unlicensed tourist operators.
  • The nights have become quieter since the police, back in action, started to question people wielding unlicensed weapons.
British Dictionary definitions for unlicensed

unlicensed

/ʌnˈlaɪsənst/
adjective
1.
having no licence: an unlicensed restaurant
2.
without permission; unauthorized
3.
unrestrained or lawless
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Word Origin and History for unlicensed
adj.

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

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