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UNAUTHORIZED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unauthorized mean? 

UNAUTHORIZED (adjective)
  The adjective UNAUTHORIZED has 2 senses:

1. not endowed with authority
2. without official authorization

  Familiarity information: UNAUTHORIZED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNAUTHORIZED (adjective)


Sense 1unauthorized [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not endowed with authority

Synonyms:

unauthorised; unauthorized

Similar:

self-appointed (designated or chosen by yourself)

unaccredited; unlicenced; unlicensed (lacking official approval)

Also:

illegitimate (of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful)

unofficial (not having official authority or sanction)

Attribute:

authorisation; authorization; mandate (a document giving an official instruction or command)

Antonym:

authorized (endowed with authority)


Sense 2unauthorized [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without official authorization

Synonyms:

unauthorised; unauthorized; wildcat

Context examples:

an unauthorized strike / wildcat work stoppage

Similar:

unofficial (not having official authority or sanction)


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