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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.
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licensing

(ˈlaɪsənsɪŋ)
adj
pertaining to the issuing of licences
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Translations

licensing

[ˈlaɪsənsɪŋ]
A. N [of drug] → permiso m de comercialización (Med) [of practitioner] → concesión f de licencia para el ejercicio (Aut) → matrícula f
B. CPD licensing hours NPLhoras fpl durante las cuales se permite la venta y consumo de alcohol (en un bar etc)
licensing laws NPL (Brit) → leyes fpl reguladoras de la venta y consumo de alcohol
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

licensing

adj licensing agreementLizenzabkommen nt; licensing hoursAusschankzeiten pl; licensing lawsSchankgesetze pl, → Gesetz ntüber den Ausschank und Verkauf alkoholischer Getränke
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
"Wit," said Chesterfield, opposing an unjust licensing Act, "Wit, my lords!
"As good almost kill a man as kill a good book," he said, and again "Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to my conscience above all liberties." He held the licensing law in contempt, and to show his contempt he published Areopagitica without a license and without giving the printer's or bookseller's name.
'Areopagitica,' an, eloquent and noble argument against the licensing system and in favor of freedom of publication within the widest possible limits.
HONG KONG, Jan 9, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 17th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show, the world's second-largest and Asia's largest event of its kind, drew to a successful close today.
Contacts & connections is an alphabetical listing of the licensing companies in this issue
HONG KONG, Jan 10, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by HKTDC, the 16th Hong Kong International Licensing Show, the world's second-largest and Asia's largest event of its kind, drew to a successful close today.
Bulldog Licensing, Rob Corney, Managing Director, 44-20-8325-5455, robe@bulldog-licensing.com, P.
A Wide Variety of Licensing Projects Showcase Hong Kong's Creative Force
Contacts & Connections is an alphabetical listing, by company, of the licensors, licensing agents in the issue.
Accessory Innovations, Karyn Weiss, VP Licensing, 212-842-3102, kweiss@accessory-innovations.com, P.
Act III Licensing, Penny Wright, Licensing Manager, 310-385-4041, pwright@actiii.com, P.
Alloy Entertainment, Sarah DuBois Miller, Director of Licensing, 212-329-8342, smiller@alloyentertainment.com, P.