formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession.
a certificate, tag, plate, etc., giving proof of such permission; official permit: a driver's license.
permission to do or not to do something.
intentional deviation from rule, convention, or fact, as for the sake of literary or artistic effect: poetic license.
exceptional freedom allowed in a special situation.
excessive or undue freedom or liberty
the legal right to use a patent owned by another.
verb (used with object)
to grant authoritative permission or license to.
is always a great word to know.
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Origin: 1325–75; Middle English licence Related forms
< Middle French
< Medieval Latin licentia
freedom, equivalent to licent-
(stem of licēns,
present participle of licēre
to be allowed) + -ia -ia
; see -ence
li·cens·er; especially Law, li·cen·sor, noun
de-li·cense, verb (used with object), de-li·censed, de-li·cens·ing.
pre·li·cense, noun, verb (used with object), pre·li·censed, pre·li·cens·ing.
re·li·cense, verb (used with object), re·li·censed, re·li·cens·ing.