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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.

licensed

(ˈlaɪsənst)
adj
1. Brit able to serve alcoholic drinks by virtue of having a licence for this
2. supplied with a proper or necessary licence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.licensed - given official approval to actlicensed - given official approval to act; "an accredited college"; "commissioned broker"; "licensed pharmacist"; "authorized representative"
authorised, authorized - endowed with authority

licensed

adjective permitted, allowed, sanctioned, authorized a licensed rifle
Translations
مُرَخَّص لهُ
oprávněný prodávat alkohol
med spiritusbevilling
engedélyes
meî áfengisleyfi
oprávnený predávať alkohol
ruhsatlı

licensed

[ˈlaɪsənst]
A. ADJ [dealer] → autorizado; [restaurant, premises] → autorizado para la venta de bebidas alcohólicas
B. CPD licensed trade Ncomercio m autorizado, negocio m autorizado
licensed victualler Nvendedor(a) m/f de bebidas alcohólicas

licensed

[ˈlaɪsənst] adj
(for alcohol)patenté(e) pour la vente des spiritueux, qui a une patente de débit de boissons
[car] → immatriculé(e); [firearm] → déclaré(e)
to be licensed to do sth [person] → être habilité à faire qch

licensed

adj
pilotmit Pilotenschein; taxi drivermit Taxischein; physicianapprobiert; he’s a licensed piloter hat einen Pilotenschein
(= selling alcohol) licensed bar/premisesLokal ntmit Schankerlaubnis; fully licensedmit voller Schankkonzession or -erlaubnis; licensed trade(konzessionierter) Alkoholhandel; I used to be in the licensed tradeich war früher Gastwirt; licensed victualler Lebensmittelhändler mit einer Konzession für den Verkauf von Alkohol; he won’t stay at a hotel unless it’s licenseder übernachtet nur in Hotels mit Alkoholausschank

licensed

[ˈlaɪsnst] adj (restaurant, premises) → autorizzato/a alla vendita di bevande alcoliche

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.
References in classic literature ?
Let these licensed lenders be in number indefinite, but restrained to certain principal cities and towns of merchandizing; for then they will be hardly able to color other men's moneys in the country: so as the license of nine will not suck away the current rate of five; for no man will send his moneys far off, nor put them into unknown hands.
But the rulers of England, ever since printing had been introduced, had thought otherwise, and by law no book could be printed until it had been licensed, and no man might set up a printing press without permission from Government.
Then, in 1900, the Post Office tossed aside all obligations to the licensed company, and threw open the door to a free-for-all competition.
He passed the whole hundred and fifty, though the Emily was only licensed for forty, and the Flibberty- Gibbet for thirty-five.
Here sat Wamba, with a small table before him, his heels tucked up against the bar of the chair, his cheeks sucked up so as to make his jaws resemble a pair of nut-crackers, and his eyes half-shut, yet watching with alertness every opportunity to exercise his licensed foolery.
Don't let him lie around, licensed and legal, to pounce upon our youth.
Having infused by persistent importunities some sort of heat into the chilly interest of several licensed victuallers (the acquaintances once upon a time of her late unlucky husband), Mrs Verloc's mother had at last secured her admission to certain almshouses founded by a wealthy innkeeper for the destitute widows of the trade.

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