un·su·per·vised | \ ˌən-ˈsü-pər-ˌvīzd \

Definition of unsupervised 

: not watched or overseen by someone in authority : not supervised unsupervised teenagers an unsupervised visit

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Numerous people had unsupervised access to the home in that time. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Police: 3 vehicles stolen in Glenview on the same day," 22 June 2018 Virtually every therapist who came in contact with Rivera at the Lawrence clinic was unlicensed and unsupervised, her family said. Liz Kowalczyk, BostonGlobe.com, "State Medicaid program halts payments to Lawrence clinic over fraud allegations," 14 June 2018 Lin was enthusiastic about studying architecture, but the university’s architecture school would not admit her because it was considered improper for young ladies to work late into the night, unsupervised, with young men. New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Lin Huiyin and Liang Sicheng, Chroniclers of Chinese Architecture," 11 Apr. 2018 Police investigate why children were unsupervised prior to boy's drowning The lifeguard can be seen jumping in with a rescue buoy and bringing the girl to safety. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Video: Lifeguard saves girl from drowning in Spring neighborhood pool," 28 June 2018 Shasta Rae Groene pleaded guilty in April to two misdemeanor counts of injury to a child, and was ordered to serve unsupervised probation through October 2019. Katy Moeller And Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Shasta Groene violates probation in injury to child case," 24 June 2018 Separately, Ari Freilich, a lawyer for the Giffords center, said by email that Texas is among 27 states with child access prevention laws potentially making adults legally accountable for letting minors gain unsupervised access to guns. W. Gardner Selby, San Antonio Express-News, "Patrick claim about state’s loaded gun law accurate," 3 June 2018 He is also prohibited from having any unsupervised contact with minors and unmonitored internet usage. Tony Rizzo, kansascity, "Former Johnson County music teacher gets jail time, probation for sex with student," 29 June 2018 Deputies learned that Anderson had a small child unsupervised at her home. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Woman angry over order bites off part of restaurant owner's ear," 29 June 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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