Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not authorized; not warranted by proper authority; not duly commissioned. Also spelled unauthorised.

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  • adjective not having any authority
  • adjective without official authorization

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

  • adjective not endowed with authority
  • adjective without official authorization

Etymologies

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un- +‎ authorized

Examples

  • Even the phrase "unauthorized autobiography" is old hat.

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  • Yet I've never felt completely comfortable with the term unauthorized, probably because it sounds slightly nefarious, almost as if it involves breaking and entering.

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  • "Even after all these years I'm still not comfortable with the term unauthorized, because it sounds so nefarious, almost as if it involves breaking and entering,"

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  • Yet I've never felt completely comfortable with the term unauthorized, probably because it sounds slightly nefarious, almost as if it involves breaking and entering.

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  • Last week, UBS disclosed that a London-based trader at its investment bank had generated $2.3 billion in losses through what it called unauthorized trades.

    UBS Trader Faces New Charge

  • All of those plans were thrown in disarray 10 days ago when UBS disclosed that a London-based equity trader at its investment bank generated $2.3 billion in losses this summer through what it called unauthorized trades.

    UBS Chief Grübel Resigns After Trading Loss

  • Last month, UBS announced that a trader in the equities division of its investment bank had racked up $2.3 billion in losses through what it called unauthorized trades.

    UBS Equities Chiefs Resign in Wake of Scandal

  • In a statement Sunday, the Swiss bank blamed its recent $2.3 billion trading loss on what it called unauthorized speculative trading on equity-index futures over the last three months; an employee, Kweku Adoboli , has been charged with fraud by abuse of position.

    UBS's Controls and Culture in Question

  • Last week, Moody's Investors Service put its rating on UBS under review for possible downgrade, following the bank's disclosure that one of its traders lost $2 billion through what it described as unauthorized trading.

    Swap Setback for UBS, BNP Paribas

  • UBS disclosed Thursday that a trader in its investment-banking unit racked up as much as $2 billion in losses by making what it described as unauthorized trades.

    More Pressure on UBS Chief

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