un·​cer·​ti·​fied | \ˌən-ˈsər-tə-ˌfīd \

Definition of uncertified 

: not endorsed, confirmed, guaranteed, or attested authoritatively : not certified an uncertified teacher an uncertified check

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That led to a price war over the summer, as manufacturers flooded the market with uncertified cars before the WLTP rules took effect. William Boston, WSJ, "BMW Gets Caught in Perfect Storm of Politics and Economics," 7 Nov. 2018 Families are also being forced to move into smaller apartments, choosing to place their children with uncertified, often unsafe baby-sitters, and giving up on paying for their children's health insurance. Caron Creighton, Fox News, "African migrants reel as Israeli law cuts into salaries," 15 Aug. 2018 Prior to Carlos Herrera’s release in May, the Department of Community Supervision provided an uncertified interpreter to discuss re-entry. Washington Post, "Lawsuit: Georgia is denying equal access for deaf inmates," 20 June 2018 The idea behind charters was to loosen rules and regulations that might hinder innovation, allowing them to hire uncertified teachers for example. Emmanuel Felton, NBC News, "'It's like a black and white thing': How some elite charter schools exclude minorities," 17 June 2018 Like dozens of uncertified officers and patrolmen across Alaska, Brent Norton earned a living as someone the community put trust in to keep things safe. Anchorage Daily News, "From criminal to cop, and back again, in Alaska’s most vulnerable villages," 9 June 2018 The preliminary, uncertified results show De León received 34% in the 24th Senate District. Sarah D. Wire, latimes.com, "Kevin de León lost his own state Senate district in Tuesday's U.S. Senate primary," 8 June 2018 The members were denied proper health care and children were educated in the group’s uncertified schools, Ross alleged. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "Human trafficking victim, forced to work 10 years for no pay, awarded $8 million by federal judge," 30 May 2018 There’s a reason the prep schools attended by Barack Obama (Punahou), both Presidents Bush (Phillips Academy), Chelsea Clinton ( Sidwell Friends ) and John Kerry (St. Paul’s) hire uncertified teachers. Robert Maranto, WSJ, "Pay Teachers More—but Make Sure They Earn It," 21 May 2018

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1681, in the meaning defined above

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