unsecured


unsecured

adjective

  1. not secured, especially not insured against loss, as by a bond or pledge: an unsecured loan.
  2. not made secure, as a door or lock of hair; unfastened.
  3. not protected against tapping or interception, as a telephone line or radio communication.

adjective

  1. finance
    1. (of a loan, etc) secured only against general assets and not against a specific asset
    2. (of a creditor) having no security against a specific asset and with a claim inferior to those of secure creditors
  2. not made secure; loose

adj.1780, from un- (1) “not” + past participle of secure (v.).

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