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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unauthorized, unauthorisedadjective

    not endowed with authority

  2. unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcatadjective

    without official authorization

    "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage"


  1. unauthorisedadjective

    Not authorised; having no authority.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unauthorisedadjective

    Not supported by authority; not properly commissioned.

    To kiss in private?
    An unauthorized kiss. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    It is for you to ravage seas and land,
    Unauthoriz’d by my supreme command. Dryden.


  1. unauthorised

    Authorization or authorisation (see spelling differences) is the function of specifying access rights/privileges to resources, which is related to general information security and computer security, and to access control in particular. More formally, "to authorize" is to define an access policy. For example, human resources staff are normally authorized to access employee records and this policy is often formalized as access control rules in a computer system. During operation, the system uses the access control rules to decide whether access requests from (authenticated) consumers shall be approved (granted) or disapproved (rejected). Resources include individual files or an item's data, computer programs, computer devices and functionality provided by computer applications. Examples of consumers are computer users, computer software and other hardware on the computer.


  1. unauthorised

    Unauthorised generally refers to an action, access, or presence that has not been granted permission or approval by the appropriate authority or individual with power. It may involve breaking rules or laws, infriving on someone's rights, or carrying out activities outside the permitted bounds or jurisdiction.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unauthorised

    un-aw′thor-īzd, adj. not sanctioned by proper authority.—adj. Unauthor′itātive.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unauthorised in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unauthorised in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unauthorised in a Sentence

  1. Tianjin Port No. 5:

    This matter was caused completely by the illegal operations of the agent and a related downstream trader and the port company did not itself sign...or participate in any unauthorised cargo release, hence, the port company was not involved in any transgression. Furthermore, to protect its legal rights, the port company has already initiated legal proceedings.

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