license

[ lahy-suh ns ]
/ ˈlaɪ səns /

noun

verb (used with object), li·censed, li·cens·ing.

to grant authoritative permission or license to.

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Origin of license

1325–75; Middle English licence < Middle French < Medieval Latin licentia authorization, Latin: freedom, equivalent to licent- (stem of licēns, present participle of licēre to be allowed) + -ia -ia; see -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM license

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH license

certificate degree diploma license
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British Dictionary definitions for de-licensing

license
/ (ˈlaɪsəns) /

verb (tr)

to grant or give a licence for (something, such as the sale of alcohol)
to give permission to or for

Derived forms of license

licensable, adjectivelicenser or licensor, noun
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