a shop, or a counter in a pub or hotel, where alcoholic drinks are sold for consumption elsewhereUS equivalents: package store, liquor store
a licence permitting such sales
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Example sentences from the Web for off-licence
It was when they began in the "off-licence" trade, in the "jug-and-bottle" business, that they ran up against your Henry.