unauthoritative

unauthoritative

(ˌʌnɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪv)
adj
lacking authority
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In the later eighteenth century there had been some periodicals devoted to literary criticism, but they were mere unauthoritative booksellers' organs, and it was left for the new reviews to inaugurate literary journalism of the modern serious type.
As Thomas Jefferson explained in the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798: "Whensoever the general [federal] government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." He added: "Where powers are assumed which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy: that every State has a natural right in cases not within the compact [the Constitution] ...
She is renowned to be unauthoritative and her introverted personality coupled with her indecisiveness in crucial situations gets her into trouble with her students, their parents, and her administrative peers.
and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." (86)
Teaching public health workers about the importance of evaluating information found online may encourage them to use peer-reviewed journal databases rather than unauthoritative Internet sources.
Similarly, Lear's lines speak to a desire on Shakespeare's part to revel in the world of the gossipy and unauthoritative commercial theater.
(78) There have been various attempts at nullification throughout America's history, (79) but the foundational event was James Madison and Thomas Jefferson's respective Virginia (80) and Kentucky (81) Resolutions, written in response to the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts, the latter of which announced it within a state's right to declare a federal act to be "unauthoritative, void and of no force." (82) Even at the time, this notion was controversial: "The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions garnered support from none of the other fourteen states.
unauthoritative materials to consult the spirit of the legislation in
In particular, we contest the claim that an IC is either authoritative and legitimate on the one hand, or illegitimate and thus unauthoritative on the other.
Other instances of Scribner's carelessness abound, resulting in what former Hemingway Review Editor Susan Beegel calls "the unauthoritative text." The Nick Adams Stories, Beegel writes, is just one of the many "silently and carelessly edited posthumous Hemingway books that Scribner's produced for quick sale to an unwitting general public rather than to meet rigorous scholarly standards ..." (7).
(249) Any attempt by federal courts to impose their own preferences about the content of state law would violate Erie by replacing an authoritative source of law with an unauthoritative source.
"The Heinemann Collected Edition of Lord Jim: An Unauthoritative Text." The Conradian 27.1 (spring 2002): 72-87.