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English definition of “unlicensed”

unlicensed

adjective     /ʌnˈlaɪ.sənst/
not having a licence (= a document giving legal permission ) to do something, for example to sell alcohol , or use or own something, for example a gun : an unlicensed restaurant Legal and illegalAllowing and permitting
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