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unlicensed

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈlʌɪs(ə)nst
 
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(also unlicenced)

Definition of unlicensed in English:

adjective

1Not having an official licence: unlicensed weapons
More example sentences
  • Upon the coming into force of that Act on 25 May 1999 the portrait artists continued to be unlawful unlicensed street traders.
  • Ruetnarong was charged with first degree murder and illegal possession of an unlicensed weapon in a public place.
  • To the plaintiff's knowledge the defendant was unlicensed and uninsured.
1.1chiefly British (Of premises) not having a licence for the sale of alcohol: unlicensed restaurants
More example sentences
  • ‘The potential for alcohol abuse is going to be far greater in unlicensed premises,’ she said.
  • Teenagers opposed to Government plans to relax laws on gambling have welcomed a proposed ban on slot machines in unlicensed premises.
  • But this version of the Booze Can is not connected to an unlicenced after-hours club that Joseph Morneau, an Iqaluit elementary school teacher and businessman, ran out of the same place in the late 1990s.

Words that rhyme with unlicensed

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