[ lahy-suhns ]
/ ˈlaɪ səns /
noun, verb (used with object), li·cenced, li·cenc·ing.
Chiefly British. a variant of license.
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British Dictionary definitions for licence
/ (ˈlaɪsəns) /
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
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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