[lahy-suh n-sher, -shoo r]


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

Origin of licensure

First recorded in 1840–50; license + -ure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for licensure

Contemporary Examples of licensure

Historical Examples of licensure

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

    Around The Tea-Table

    T. De Witt Talmage

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

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

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

  • I will vote, then, against your licensure, if you have fallen into this heresy of the land of your nativity.

    The Iron Furnace

    John H. Aughey

Word Origin and History for licensure

1808, from license + -ure.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper