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[lahy-suh n-sher, -shoo r] /ˈlaɪ sən ʃər, -ˌʃʊər/
the granting of licenses, especially to engage in professional practice.
Origin of licensure
First recorded in 1840-50; license + -ure Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We would sell cheap all our parchments of licensure to preach.

    Around The Tea-Table T. De Witt Talmage
  • A great distress befell him on the day appointed for his licensure.

    Sketches of the Covenanters

    J. C. McFeeters
  • A very different man was Horace Bushnell, born in the year of Channing's licensure, 1802.

    Edward Caldwell Moore Edward Moore
  • He opened up his house for the licensure of Richard Cameron, when such a meeting jeopardized his life, family, and property.

    Sketches of the Covenanters

    J. C. McFeeters
  • I will vote, then, against your licensure, if you have fallen into this heresy of the land of your nativity.

    The Iron Furnace John H. Aughey
Word Origin and History for licensure

1808, from license + -ure.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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