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

  • adj. Not approved or sanctioned: an unapproved vaccine; an unapproved protest march.

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  • adj. Not approved

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not approved.
  • adj. Not proved.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not approved; not having received approbation. Not justified and confirmed by proof; not corroborated or proved.


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un- +‎ approved


  • Very few students wear tattoos or have had their bodies pierced — so far as one can see — in unapproved places.

    The Organization Kid

  • In June 2009, a United States probation officer sought revocation of Cunningham’s supervised release pursuant to § 3583 (e) (3), alleging Cunningham violated the terms and conditions of his release by engaging in unapproved employment, giving false statements and reports to his probation officer, and associating with an individual engaged in criminal activity ....

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Extending Probation Sentence Without Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?

  • She has been disciplined for calling unapproved people by having calls forwarded to them. - Local News

  • These drugs are commonly used in adults but are not licensed for children and, as such, any prescriptions to children are being made off-label (otherwise known as unapproved use) by GPs, often on the authority of specialists.


  • My hope is that the publishing industry will not follow the path of the recording industry and try to stifle what they consider "unapproved" distribution.

    MIND MELD: Does The Used Book Market Help or Hurt the Publishing Industry?

  • The story begins in 1997, when the FDA declared that any version of Levothroid, a hypothyroidism drug, would be considered "unapproved" unless submitted to the FDA for review and approval.

    John Horton: When Drug Companies Choose Profits Over People

  • Griffin's 90-year-old mother has written a book about her life with help and interjections from Kathy -- "unapproved," Kathy is quick to point out: "I hijacked it."

    Kathy Griffin And Her Mom On Their New Book, 'Tip It' (VIDEO)

  • But copyright law isn't violated when you watch a movie on an "unapproved" monitor.

    Boing Boing

  • As a consequence of three families filing suit in Wilmington, DE over the injuries to their children they say were caused by the use of "unapproved" medical devices, the FDA "appears to have concluded that doctors at the hospital were using [Allen's] devices too often and so actual marketing was involved instead of exceptions for emergencies."

    Trevor Butterworth: Heartless Regulation May End Up Killing Kids

  • When asked if this would be allowed during or after hours, he said that it would not and that this would be "unapproved" work.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: May 2008 Archives


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