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off-license

or off-licence

[awf-lahy-suh ns, of-] /ˈɔfˌlaɪ səns, ˈɒf-/ British
noun
1.
a license permitting the sale of sealed bottles of alcoholic beverages to be taken away from the premises by the purchaser.
2.
a store having such a license.
adjective
3.
having such a license.
Origin of off-license
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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