[ lahy-suhn-sher, -shoor ]


  1. the granting of licenses, especially to engage in professional practice.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of licensure1

First recorded in 1840–50; license + -ure

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Example Sentences

The two companies are discussing with the FDA how the labels on the approved vials will be revised to reflect the full licensure, but the manufacturing process will not change appreciably.

From Time

Most people are surprised that licensure is still controlled at a state level.

From Fortune

If the company receives full licensure, on the other hand, its product can remain on the market forever.

Schaffner said it’s also likely that the FDA will approve the new vaccine under a faster process called an Emergency Use Authorization, rather than under the slower standard licensure system.

Utah, Oregon and Washington have already gone that route, while other states have adopted provisional licensure approaches.

In addition, foreign films were limited by a system of licensure to a third of the number of domestic films.

Licensure for exotic dancers already exists in other cities, such as Las Vegas.

He opened up his house for the licensure of Richard Cameron, when such a meeting jeopardized his life, family, and property.

An identical measure of final examination with state certification and state licensure is required.

A very different man was Horace Bushnell, born in the year of Channing's licensure, 1802.

A great distress befell him on the day appointed for his licensure.

We would sell cheap all our parchments of licensure to preach.


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