noun, verb (used with object), li·cenced, li·cenc·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for licence
Yet it is not just the acts of brutality that compel his attention: it is the ways in which they are licenced by authority.Walking In The Footsteps Of W.G. Sebald, Hiker, Novelist, Strange Genius|Edward Platt|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You auctioneers are licenced gentlemen, and you do exaggerate a little sometimes.To The West|George Manville Fenn
Barto passed the gates as one of the licenced English family.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
But you played for gain, and that was a licenced thieving; and that was a backsliding; and there will have to be a climbing up.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith