unauthorized [uhn-aw-thuh-rahyzd] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for unauthorized on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. lacking permission; unsanctioned: unauthorized access.
  2. lacking proper immigration or working papers: an unauthorized worker;an unauthorized immigrant.

Origin of unauthorized First recorded in 1595–1600; un-1 + authorized Usage note 2. See illegal alien. Related Words for unauthorized unwarranted, wrongful, unofficial, illegal, unconstitutional, unlawful, unjustified, illegitimate, pirated, unapproved, crooked, dirty, shady, wildcat, no-no, unsanctioned Examples from the Web for unauthorized Contemporary Examples of unauthorized

  • And the rate reaches 94 percent for unauthorized foreign men.

    The Case for More Low-Skill Immigration

    Veronique de Rugy

    December 7, 2014

  • How unauthorized naked pics of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and other celebrities lost the power to shock or shame.

    Why the Photo Scandal Won’t Hurt Kate Upton’s and Jennifer Lawrence’s Careers

    Nick Gillespie

    September 3, 2014

  • Is The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story the worst movie that has ever been made for television?

    How Bad Was ‘The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story’?

    Kevin Fallon

    September 2, 2014

  • These stories, however, apparently were too unauthorized for inclusion in the unauthorized story of Saved By the Bell.

    How Bad Was ‘The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story’?

    Kevin Fallon

    September 2, 2014

  • Or maybe, just maybe, The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell is just plain atrocious.

    How Bad Was ‘The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story’?

    Kevin Fallon

    September 2, 2014

  • Historical Examples of unauthorized

  • All concerned had acquiesced in this irregular, unauthorized detention.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee

  • She demanded to know the cause of his unauthorized intrusion.

    The Best of the World’s Classics, Vol. V (of X) – Great Britain and Ireland III


  • Which was about standard fare for unauthorized passage out of the school.


    James H Schmitz

  • Since you’re the only unauthorized person who knows of it, we have two choices.

    The Delegate from Venus

    Henry Slesar

  • At that time only unauthorized Congregations had been suppressed.

    The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906

    Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead

  • British Dictionary definitions for unauthorized unauthorized unauthorised adjective

    1. not having official permission

    Word Origin and History for unauthorized adj.

    1590s, from un- (1) “not” + past participle of authorize.

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