[ lahy-suh ns ]
/ ˈlaɪ səns /
formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession.
a certificate, tag, plate, etc., giving proof of such permission; official permit: a driver's license.
permission to do or not to do something.
intentional deviation from rule, convention, or fact, as for the sake of literary or artistic effect: poetic license.
exceptional freedom allowed in a special situation.
excessive or undue freedom or liberty.
the legal right to use a patent owned by another.
verb (used with object), li·censed, li·cens·ing.
to grant authoritative permission or license to.
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Origin of license
OTHER WORDS FROM license
li·cens·a·ble, adjectiveli·cense·less, adjectiveli·cens·er; especially Law, li·cen·sor, nounde-li·cense, verb (used with object), de-li·censed, de-li·cens·ing.
non·li·cens·a·ble, adjectivenon·li·censed, adjectivepre·li·cense, noun, verb (used with object), pre·li·censed, pre·li·cens·ing.re·li·cense, verb (used with object), re·li·censed, re·li·cens·ing.
Words nearby license
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British Dictionary definitions for de-license
/ (ˈlaɪsəns) /
to grant or give a licence for (something, such as the sale of alcohol)
to give permission to or for
Derived forms of licenselicensable, adjectivelicenser or licensor, noun
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