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artistic license

noun

the freedom to create an artwork, musical work, or piece of writing based on the artist's interpretation and mainly for effect; also called poetic license , etc.

Examples

Artistic license often provokes controversy by offending those who resent the reinterpretation of cherished beliefs or previous works.

Word Origin

1845

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artistic license in Technology

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The open source license applicable to Perl.
(1999-12-29)

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