Definition of unauthorized in English:


(also unauthorised)


  • Not having official permission or approval:

    ‘unauthorized access to the computer system’
    • ‘Cuba is cracking down on unauthorized use of the Internet by prohibiting access via the government phone service.’
    • ‘They're charged with conspiracy, computer fraud, wire fraud, and possession of unauthorized access devices.’
    • ‘They want regulation to prevent unauthorised access of personal details being processed abroad.’
    • ‘We were warned that the authorities do not take unauthorised access, indeed any infringements, lightly.’
    • ‘He is suspected of breaking Japanese laws prohibiting unauthorised computer access.’
    • ‘The access road will be closed so the unauthorised parking areas can be fenced off so shoppers cannot use them.’
    • ‘Triple DES is used to prevent unauthorized access to information.’
    • ‘Several problems are mentioned including the unauthorised vehicular access and the illegal use of the water area.’
    • ‘Four other bishops were detained for refusing to join the official church or conducting unauthorized services.’
    • ‘Remember, churches have a lot of sensitive data that we don't want unauthorized people to access.’
    • ‘No unauthorised personnel could gain access and he had no reason to suspect any of his staff.’
    • ‘There must be an unauthorised use or disclosure of that information.’
    • ‘There was a civil war on, and I was going to pose as an agent for a large buyer to conduct an unauthorised study of an illegal activity.’
    • ‘She reminded motorists that it was still illegal for unauthorised people to drive over the barrier and along Stonebow.’
    • ‘This statute would prohibit unauthorized access into a computer or computer system.’
    • ‘The locked box may be an operating system using a secure file system to protect data from unauthorized access.’
    • ‘Forty-five per cent of respondents detected unauthorised access by insiders.’
    • ‘The court reasoned that using the userid and password in violation of a contractual provision was an unauthorized access.’
    • ‘American Airlines disclaims any liability in the event that any third party gets unauthorized access to your personal data.’
    • ‘The goal is to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to secure areas by posing as employees.’
    unofficial, unsanctioned, uncertified, unaccredited, unlicensed, unwarranted, unapproved
    disallowed, prohibited, banned, barred, forbidden, outlawed, illegal, against the law, illegitimate, illicit, interdicted, proscribed
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