unlicensed un‧li‧censed [ʌnˈlaɪsnst] adjective LAW
without a licence (= official document that allows you to do or have something):

• He was accused of trading as an unlicensed dealer.

• an unlicensed insurance agent

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unlicensed UK US /ʌnˈlaɪsənst/ adjective LAW
not having a licence (= a document giving legal permission) for something: unlicensed agents/contractors/operators »

The agency can't take action against consumers for using unlicensed contractors.


an unlicensed broker/dealer


unlicensed businesses/companies/facilities


Unlicensed software used by businesses costs U.S. software makers an estimated $13 billion in lost revenue annually worldwide..

Financial and business terms. 2012.