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  • adjective Not sanctioned; not approved by a sanctioning body.

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  • adjective without explicit official permission


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  • 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.

    China shows flaws in trying to be perfect 2008

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Dec 4, 2009 2009

  • 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.

    Marius the Epicurean — Volume 2 Walter Pater 1866

  • What in the world are women teaching their kids regarding the MI and FL "unsanctioned" elections?

    Paterson says Clinton frustrated, not desperate 2008

  • As with the Tibetans, Falun Gong and other "unsanctioned" worshippers, religious practice is heavily restricted throughout East Turkestan.

    Gordon Cinco: China's Forgotten Minority 2009

  • Fortunately, black hole production is not yet available to the Cons' overactive web designer geeks otherwise there might be more major 'unsanctioned' obscurantism.

    Archive 2008-09-01 2008

  • The "unsanctioned" statement followed on Thursday, saying the report's rejection reflected poor judgment and weak political leadership.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2007

  • If we ignore the "unsanctioned" RMT behavior of IGE/EBAYing, we still have certain MMO business models the purchase of "in game currency" with real money instead of a monthly fee that would be significantly at-risk here.

    The Taxman Cometh? 2006

  • But how could an empirical science like evolutionary biology show that there is no such person as God, or that if there is, he could not have revealed truths to us (or that if he could, those truths would be "unsanctioned")?

    'Saving Us from Darwin': An Exchange Gross, Charles 2001

  • The police and plainclothes agents qualified stands, posters and leaflets as an "unsanctioned" rally and ordered them to stop their "illegal" activities.

    The St. Petersburg Times 2010


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