unlicensed

unlicensed
unlicensed un‧li‧censed [ʌnˈlaɪsnst] adjective LAW
without a licence (= official document that allows you to do or have something):

• He was accused of trading as an unlicensed dealer.

• an unlicensed insurance agent

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unlicensed UK US /ʌnˈlaɪsənst/ adjective LAW
not having a licence (= a document giving legal permission) for something: unlicensed agents/contractors/operators »

The agency can't take action against consumers for using unlicensed contractors.

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an unlicensed broker/dealer

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unlicensed businesses/companies/facilities

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Unlicensed software used by businesses costs U.S. software makers an estimated $13 billion in lost revenue annually worldwide..


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • unlicensed — index felonious, illegitimate (illegal), impermissible, inexperienced, ultra vires, unauthorized, unlawful …   Law dictionary

  • unlicensed — 1630s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + licensed (see LICENCE (Cf. licence)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unlicensed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having an official licence, especially for the sale of alcoholic liquor …   English terms dictionary

  • unlicensed — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unlicensed — un|li|censed [ ʌn laısnst ] adjective 1. ) without a license (=an official document that allows you to do something): an unlicensed vehicle a ) an unlicensed restaurant is not allowed to sell alcoholic drinks 2. ) FORMAL unlicensed behavior is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unlicensed — UK [ʌnˈlaɪs(ə)nst] / US adjective 1) a) without a licence (= an official document that allows you to do something) an unlicensed vehicle b) an unlicensed restaurant is not allowed to sell alcoholic drinks 2) formal unlicensed behaviour is… …   English dictionary

  • unlicensed — adjective without a license (=official document that gives you permission to do or have something): unlicensed firearms | unlicensed traders …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unlicensed — adj. Unlicensed is used with these nouns: ↑boxing, ↑firearm, ↑premises …   Collocations dictionary

  • unlicensed — un|li|censed [ʌnˈlaısənst] adj without a ↑licence (=official document that gives you permission to do or have something) ▪ unlicensed guns …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unlicensed — /un luy seuhnst/, adj. 1. having no license. 2. done or undertaken without license or permission; unauthorized. 3. unrestrained; unbridled. [1600 10; UN 1 + LICENSED] * * * …   Universalium

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