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li·cense

 (lī′səns)
n.
1.
a. Official or legal permission to engage in a regulated activity: "He believed that the subcommittee gave him license to interrogate anyone about any possible links to communism" (Donald A. Ritchie). See Synonyms at permission.
b. A document, card, plate, or tag that is issued as proof of official or legal permission: a driver's license.
c. A contract allowing someone to use a proprietary product or service: has a site license for that software.
2.
a. Freedom of action or permission to act: "Doctors labeled many of the organs of the immune system 'functionless' ... giving surgeons license to remove them with abandon" (Andrew Weil).
b. Poetic license.
3.
a. Lack of due restraint; excessive freedom: "It is important to preserve freedom only for people who are willing to practice self-denial, for otherwise freedom degenerates into license and irresponsibility" (Milton Friedman).
b. Heedlessness for the precepts of proper behavior, especially with regard to sex: "noir stories of the consequences of sexual license" (Foster Hirsch).
c. An excuse or justification to do something wrong: people who see low-fat labels as a license to eat larger amounts.
tr.v. li·censed, li·cens·ing, li·cens·es
1. To give or yield permission to or for: "Deep down I wondered what licensed me to speak" (Jan Clausen).
2. To grant a license to or for; authorize. See Synonyms at authorize.

[Middle English licence, from Old French, from Medieval Latin licentia, authorization, from Latin, freedom, from licēns, licent-, present participle of licēre, to be permitted.]

li′cens·a·ble adj.
li′cens·er, li′cen·sor′ (-sən-sôr′) n.

license

(ˈlaɪsəns)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to grant or give a licence for (something, such as the sale of alcohol)
2. (Law) to give permission to or for
ˈlicensable adj
ˈlicenser, ˈlicensor n

li•cense

(ˈlaɪ səns)

n., v. -censed, -cens•ing. n.
1. formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession.
2. a certificate, tag, plate, etc., giving proof of such permission; official permit: a driver's license.
3. permission to do or not to do something.
4. intentional deviation from rule, convention, or fact, as for the sake of literary or artistic effect: poetic license.
5. exceptional freedom allowed in a special situation.
6. excessive or undue freedom or liberty.
7. licentiousness.
8. the legal right to use a patent owned by another.
v.t.
9. to issue or grant a license to.
10. to give permission to; authorize.
[1325–75; Middle English licence < Middle French < Medieval Latin licentia authorization, Latin: freedom =licent-, s. of licēns, present participle of licēre to be allowed + -ia -ia]
li′cens•a•ble, adj.
li′cens•er; esp. Law, li•cen•sor (ˈlaɪ sən sər, ˌlaɪ sənˈsɔr) n.

licence

license
1. 'licence'

In British English, a licence is an official document which gives you permission to do, use, or own something.

I haven't got a television licence.
Keep your driving licence on you.
2. 'license' used as a noun

In American English, this word is spelled license.

A photo identification, such as a driver's license, is required.
3. 'license' used as a verb

In both British and American English, if you are licensed to do something, you have official permission to do it.

These men are licensed to carry firearms.

license


Past participle: licensed
Gerund: licensing

Imperative
license
license
Present
I license
you license
he/she/it licenses
we license
you license
they license
Preterite
I licensed
you licensed
he/she/it licensed
we licensed
you licensed
they licensed
Present Continuous
I am licensing
you are licensing
he/she/it is licensing
we are licensing
you are licensing
they are licensing
Present Perfect
I have licensed
you have licensed
he/she/it has licensed
we have licensed
you have licensed
they have licensed
Past Continuous
I was licensing
you were licensing
he/she/it was licensing
we were licensing
you were licensing
they were licensing
Past Perfect
I had licensed
you had licensed
he/she/it had licensed
we had licensed
you had licensed
they had licensed
Future
I will license
you will license
he/she/it will license
we will license
you will license
they will license
Future Perfect
I will have licensed
you will have licensed
he/she/it will have licensed
we will have licensed
you will have licensed
they will have licensed
Future Continuous
I will be licensing
you will be licensing
he/she/it will be licensing
we will be licensing
you will be licensing
they will be licensing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been licensing
you have been licensing
he/she/it has been licensing
we have been licensing
you have been licensing
they have been licensing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been licensing
you will have been licensing
he/she/it will have been licensing
we will have been licensing
you will have been licensing
they will have been licensing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been licensing
you had been licensing
he/she/it had been licensing
we had been licensing
you had been licensing
they had been licensing
Conditional
I would license
you would license
he/she/it would license
we would license
you would license
they would license
Past Conditional
I would have licensed
you would have licensed
he/she/it would have licensed
we would have licensed
you would have licensed
they would have licensed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.license - a legal document giving official permission to do somethinglicense - a legal document giving official permission to do something
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
building permit - a document authorizing the holder to construct a building of a particular kind on a particular lot
driver's licence, driver's license, driving licence, driving license - a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
fishing licence, fishing license, fishing permit - a license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time
game license, hunting licence, hunting license, hunting permit - a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time
learner's permit - a document authorizing the bearer to learn to drive an automobile
letter of mark and reprisal, letter of marque, letters of marque - a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
liquor licence, liquor license - a license authorizing the holder to sell alcoholic beverages
marriage licence, marriage license, wedding licence, wedding license - a license authorizing two people to marry
occupation licence, occupation license - a license to pursue a particular occupation
liberty chit, pass - a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.license - freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
liberty - freedom of choice; "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"
poetic license - license used by a writer or artist to heighten the effect of their work
3.license - excessive freedomlicense - excessive freedom; lack of due restraint; "when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant; "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
liberty - freedom of choice; "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"
4.license - the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
empowerment, authorisation, authorization - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
clearance - permission to proceed; "the plane was given clearance to land"
conge, congee - formal permission to depart; "he gave me his conge"
allowance - the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
dispensation - an exemption from some rule or obligation
toleration - official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
Verb1.license - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
franchise - grant a franchise to
charter - grant a charter to
accredit, recognise, recognize - grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"

license

verb permit, commission, enable, sanction, allow, entitle, warrant, authorize, empower, certify, accredit, give a blank cheque to the council can license a U.S. company to produce the drug
ban, forbid, prohibit, rule out, veto, outlaw, disallow, proscribe, debar, criminalize

license

noun
1. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority:
Informal: OK.
2. Proof of legal permission to do something:
Idiom: piece of paper.
3. Departure from normal rules or procedures:
4. Excessive freedom; lack of restraint:
verb
Translations
رُخْصَةٌيُرَخِّص، يَمْنَح إجازَه
licencepovolenípovolit
give tilladelsetilladelse
ajokorttilupalupakirja
dozvola
engedélyengedélyezvezetői engedély
hafa heimild/leyfi
免許
면허
dovolitidovoljenjeodobriti
licens
ใบอนุญาต
ehliyetruhsat vermek
giấy phép

license

2 [ˈlaɪsəns]
A. VT
1. (= issue with license) [+ drug, medicine] → autorizar la comercialización de; [+ vehicle] → conceder el permiso de circulación a; [+ gun] → autorizar la licencia de; [+ dog, company, operator] → registrar; [+ surgeon, practitioner] → otorgarle la licencia de ejercer a
to be licensed to do sthtener licencia para hacer algo, estar autorizado para hacer algo
we are not licensed to sell alcoholno tenemos licencia para vender bebidas alcohólicas, no estamos autorizados para vender bebidas alcohólicas
he is licensed to drive this vehicleestá autorizado para conducir este vehículo
to be licensed to carry a guntener licencia para llevar un revólver
2. (= authorize) [+ sale, use] → autorizar
B. N (US) = licence
C. CPD license plate N (US) (Aut) → matrícula f, placa f, patente f (S. Cone)

license

[ˈlaɪsəns]
n (US) = licence
vt
[+ person, company] → accorder une licence à
to license sb to do sth → accorder une licence à qn pour faire qch
(= register) [+ car] [owner] → faire immatriculer; [licensing authority] → immatriculer

license

n (US) = licence
vteine Lizenz/Konzession vergeben an (+acc); to license a pubeiner Gaststätte Schankerlaubnis or eine Schankkonzession erteilen; to be licensed to do somethingdie Genehmigung haben, etw zu tun; he is licensed to practise (Brit) or practice (US) medicineer ist approbierter Arzt, er ist als Arzt zugelassen; we are not licensed to sell alcoholwir haben keine Schankerlaubnis or Konzession; secret agents are licensed to killGeheimagenten dürfen Leute umbringen

license

2 [ˈlaɪsns] vt
a. (person) to license sb to doautorizzare qn a fare
b. (car, subj, owner) → pagare la tassa di circolazione; (subj, licensing authority) → rilasciare il bollo (di circolazione)

licence

(American) license (ˈlaisəns) noun
a (printed) form giving permission to do something (eg to keep a television set etc, drive a car, sell alcohol etc). a driving licence.
ˈlicense verb
to give a licence to or permit. He is licensed to sell alcohol.
ˈlicensed adjective
(of a shop, hotel etc) legally allowed to sell alcohol to customers. a licensed grocer.
licenˈsee noun
a person to whom a licence (especially to keep a licensed hotel or public house) has been given.

licence is a noun: a licence (not license) to sell alcohol.
license is a verb: licensed (not licenced) to drive a goods vehicle.

license

رُخْصَةٌ povolení tilladelse Lizenz άδεια licencia lupa permis dozvola licenza 免許 면허 vergunning tillatelse licencja licença разрешение licens ใบอนุญาต ehliyet giấy phép 执照

li·cense

, licence
n. licencia, permiso;
medical ______ para ejercer la medicina.
References in classic literature ?
Victor laughed sardonically as he thanked his mother for her holy wish, of which he failed to see the benefit to anybody, except that it might afford her a more ample opportunity and license to talk herself.
On the contrary, I have allowed myself, as to such points, nearly, or altogether, as much license as if the facts had been entirely of my own invention.
Thank you, sir," said Jerry, "but I have only taken out a six-days' license,* and therefore I could not take a fare on a Sunday; it would not be legal.
There was the police department, and the fire and water departments, and the whole balance of the civil list, from the meanest office boy to the head of a city department; and for the horde who could find no room in these, there was the world of vice and crime, there was license to seduce, to swindle and plunder and prey.
I would have given a good deal for license to hurry it up and use it now when there was a big market for it.
Presently he said just what I was expecting he would say--that he had no license to carry passengers, and therefore was afraid the law would be after him in case the matter got noised about or any accident happened.
In the spring of this year they left home; they lived in London for a fortnight, in the strictest retirement; they were married by license at the end of that time.
Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.
In this, I respectfully contend, I have in no respect exceeded the fair license due to the author of a fictitious composition.
He directed that those who had already beheld me should return home, and not presume to come within fifty yards of my house, without license from the court; whereby the secretaries of state got considerable fees.
To employ such license at all obtrusively is, no doubt, grotesque; but in any mode of poetic diction there must be moderation.
That it is true his other virtues would not have been sufficient for him may be proved by the case of Scipio, that most excellent man, not only of his own times but within the memory of man, against whom, nevertheless, his army rebelled in Spain; this arose from nothing but his too great forbearance, which gave his soldiers more license than is consistent with military discipline.