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Definition of "unsanctioned" []

  • Not having been given permission or authorization (adjective)
  • Not sanctioned; not approved by a sanctioning body. (adjective)

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Use "unsanctioned" in a sentence
  • "Outside the approved demonstration areas, at least 42 people were detained and deported for their roles in unsanctioned demonstrations in support of Tibetan independence, according to Students for a Free Tibet."
  • "And the preliminary theory behind this blast is what the Emergency Ministry calls the unsanctioned use of pyrotechnical devices, in other words, the misuse or mishandling of fireworks."
  • "But with all its richness, the higher claim of his style was rightly understood to lie in gravity and self-command, and an especial care for the [6] purities of a vocabulary which rejected every expression unsanctioned by the authority of approved ancient models."