off-licence


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off-li·cence

(ôf′lī′səns, ŏf′-)
n. Chiefly British
A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.

off-licence

n
1. a shop, or a counter in a pub or hotel, where alcoholic drinks are sold for consumption elsewhere. US equivalents: package store or liquor store
2. a licence permitting such sales

off-licence

liquor store
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.off-licence - a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhereoff-licence - a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"

off-licence

noun (Brit.) offie or offy (Brit. informal), liquor store (U.S. & Canad.), bottle shop (Austral. & N.Z.), bottle store (S. African), package store (U.S. & Canad.) He went into an off-licence to buy a bottle of cider.
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The National Off-Licence Association has called on the Coalition to cut levies.
Developers want to demolish an off-licence and post office in Sheepridge Road - and build an impressive new store complete with digital clock.
Out of date law YOUR correspondent PD is right describing as out-of-date the present licensing law which prohibits any off-licence (as distinct from the out-door department of a public house) from selling a quantity of spirits less than a single half-bottle.
NEIGHBOURSHAVEOPPOSED an application for a new 24-hour off-licence in their Coventry street.
Rye and Dry off-licence, on Ryhope Street, had its licence revoked following a hearing of Sunderland City Council's Licensing Committee.
PLANS for a new off-licence in Newcastle have been withdrawn after opposition from police and local residents.
A BID to get a drinks off-licence for a mini market planned for Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough has been rejected.
Currently there is a legal presumption that a retailer who submits an application for an off-licence will be successful unless he or she is of demonstrable previous bad character.
COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead for a new off-licence in Rhyl despite a claim by a local businessman that it could cost him thousands and even affect the health and well-being of his staff.
KPMG has already sold 98 of the leases to bulk bidders, including 34 to northern off-licence chain Rhythm & Booze, 13 to Venus Wine and Spirits and 14 to Wickham Vineyards.
At one time adults who wanted a drink either went into the local pub or to the off-licence if they wanted to take alcohol home to drink.
Earlier this week his alleged accomplice, Michael Garry, 27, pleaded guilty to robbery at an off-licence in the city in October 2006.