Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of unknown or unadmitted authorship: anonymous: as, an authorless rumor.
  • That never had an author; unoriginated by any one; uncreated.
  • Without authors or writers: as, “an interval of authorless years,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Without an author; without authority; anonymous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without an author.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

author +‎ -less

Examples

  • Granted, some bookstores have had success with authorless events, and certain panel events do work well with people involved with a book who are not the author, but the vast majority of author events depend on, well, the author.

    2009 February 25 « The Book Publicity Blog

  • Granted, some bookstores have had success with authorless events, and certain panel events do work well with people involved with a book who are not the author, but the vast majority of author events depend on, well, the author.

    2009 February « The Book Publicity Blog

  • Granted, some bookstores have had success with authorless events, and certain panel events do work well with people involved with a book who are not the author, but the vast majority of author events depend on, well, the author.

    Ghost social networking — to do or not to do? « The Book Publicity Blog

  • Who hasn't received those captionless, authorless photographs that endlessly swirl through the electronic ether and settle in our in-box, captured moments of some unknown soul's life suddenly digitized and exposed to the eyes of the world without benefit of explanation?

    A Christmas Story

  • The product of an authorless tangle of relationships—human, commercial, political, industrial, biological, and chemical—that will never be fully sorted.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • This course examines commonplace, authorless songs as elemental, founding documents of

    Old Weird America 101

  • This course examines commonplace, authorless songs as elemental, founding documents of

    A Different Stripe:

  • The product of an authorless tangle of relationships—human, commercial, political, industrial, biological, and chemical—that will never be fully sorted.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • The product of an authorless tangle of relationships—human, commercial, political, industrial, biological, and chemical—that will never be fully sorted.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • The product of an authorless tangle of relationships—human, commercial, political, industrial, biological, and chemical—that will never be fully sorted.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

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