Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not having the proper credentials; unauthorized: an unaccredited school.
  • adj. Not being ascribed or attributed to a source: an unaccredited quotation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not accredited; lacking accreditation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not accredited; not received; not authorized: as, an unaccredited minister or consul.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking official approval

Etymologies

un- +‎ accredited (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Paul Boutin in the new Wired about one of the more aggravating allegedly pro-little guy investment rules that keeps the "unaccredited" out of being able to help with, or be helped by, investing in pre-Initial Public Offering companies.

    Reason Magazine

  • On top of the 10,000 accredited media anticipated by VANOC, a further 3,000 "unaccredited" passes will be issued by the British Columbia International Media Centre.

    Tyee - Home

  • Because 'unaccredited' will follow soon, and you'll show up on lists like this in every state site, and that does you, and the students, and the project, a huge disservice.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • And thus was born the Bruce High Quality Foundation University -- a free, unaccredited MFA program whose classes are now heftily frequented by overgrown semiotics students and stunted cultural influencers alike.

    Selby Drummond: Artists Anonymous: The Irresistible Earnestness of the Bruce High Quality Foundation

  • Mr. Horowitz said that if unaccredited investors—individuals under SEC guidelines to whom private companies are allowed to sell shares—"are playing in asymmetric markets, and getting crushed, that would be a problem."

    Investor Criticizes 'Shadow' Market

  • The elephant in the room was police in-sourcing to largely unaccredited labs which had been eroding the market away from the FSS and private providers," said Andrew Miller, chair of the committee."

    MPs condemn 'rushed' plans to axe Forensic Science Service

  • There is a risk to cold case reviews, a risk to ongoing cases, where it will be uncertain where forensic work will be concluded, and a risk to justice in general if there is no stability in the market because of police in-sourcing to largely unaccredited labs, Miller told the Guardian.

    MPs condemn 'rushed' plans to axe Forensic Science Service

  • He later attended an unaccredited Bible academy and then Selma University, a black Baptist institution, and what is now Alabama State University.

    Alabama Pastor Relished Fight Against Segregation

  • Evidence of that was seen in Missouri last week when an interim committee met in St. Louis to discuss the problems of students whose school districts have become unaccredited due to low scores on standardized tests.

    Randy Turner: Give Me Your Rich; Keep Those Poor Huddled Masses Away

  • Mr. Stern purported to have a doctorate from Trinity University but instead earned the degree from Trinity College & University, an unaccredited institution, the audit committee said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

    Oxygen Bio Audit Faults Former Chief

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