unlicensed

adjective un·li·censed \ ˌən-ˈlī-sᵊn(t)st \
Updated on: 14 Jan 2018

Definition of unlicensed

: not licensed: such as
a : not authorized or permitted by a license
  • unlicensed merchandise
  • an unlicensed firearm
  • the unlicensed reproduction of books
b : operating without a license
  • unlicensed vendors
  • an unlicensed electrician
  • unlicensed brokers
  • unlicensed drivers

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First Known Use of unlicensed

1577


Medical Dictionary

unlicensed

adjective un·li·censed
variants: or chiefly British unlicenced \-ˈlīs-ᵊn(t)st\

medical Definition of unlicensed

: not licensed; especiallyof a drug : not approved for use by the appropriate regulating authority (as the Food and Drug Administration in the United States)

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