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.
References in classic literature ?
Rolliver's inn, the single alehouse at this end of the long and broken village, could only boast of an off-licence; hence, as nobody could legally drink on the premises, the amount of overt accommodation for consumers was strictly limited to a little board about six inches wide and two yards long, fixed to the garden palings by pieces of wire, so as to form a ledge.
Headteacher Jonathan Leonard yesterday pleaded with a Birmingham City Council licensing sub-committee not to grant Eden Manna Supermarket an off-licence, arguing it would put his 420 pupils - including 73 vulnerable students - at 'significant risk of harm.'.
Alcohol sold in Abu Dhabi off-licence outlets will be subject to 30% taxation from June 15, 2018, according to a circular received by retailers from the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.
BY CORMAC O'SHEA A HEROIC doorman stopped an attempted robbery at an off-licence after a man threatened staff with a samurai sword.
SHEEPRIDGE could be getting a new off-licence, post office and appartments complex.
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PLANS for a new off-licence in Newcastle have been withdrawn after opposition from police and local residents.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.
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.