licence

[ lahy-suh ns ]
/ ˈlaɪ səns /
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noun, verb (used with object), li·cenced, li·cenc·ing.


Nearby words

  1. librium,
  2. libya,
  3. libyan,
  4. libyan desert,
  5. lice,
  6. license,
  7. license plate,
  8. licensed,
  9. licensed aircraft engineer,
  10. licensed practical nurse

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British Dictionary definitions for licenced

licence

US license

/ (ˈlaɪsəns) /

noun

a certificate, tag, document, etc, giving official permission to do something
formal permission or exemption
liberty of action or thought; freedom
intentional disregard of or deviation from conventional rules to achieve a certain effectpoetic licence
excessive freedom
licentiousness

Word Origin for licence

C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin licentia permission, from Latin: freedom, from licet it is allowed

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Word Origin and History for licenced
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