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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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Levies on the tipple have rocketed by 35% over the past four years with many independent off-licences facing a bleak future across the country.
South Wales Police teamed up with Trading Standards and the UK Borders Agency for the tests, which involved a volunteer visiting four pubs and six off-licences to try and buy alcohol.
Residents living there and businesses are blighted because there are already too many off-licences and late-night takeaways.
Other concerns raised by environmental health officers include: | That while the off-licence would be in a row of shops - where there are two other off-licences - none of the other retailers currently have a late night licence.
Officers make regular checks on pubs, bars and off-licences to make sure their staff are aware of the licensing regulations and their responsibilities to the public.
Police had objected to the application due to the number of off-licences already in the area and the impact it has on alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.
A ROW is brewing over plans to open two new off-licences in a Birmingham suburb which is already home to TWELVE shops selling alcohol.
He added that off-licences in the Wakefield and Leeds areas had been caught selling the drink.
Dear Editor, It is really scarcely surprising that research by Alcohol Concern suggests there is a close link between the number of off-licences in an area and the number of underage drinkers admitted to hospital after drinking.
Up to half of the 1,400-strong Threshers store estate could be bought by independent off-licences, it has been claimed.
Eleven off-licences were tested and in each case the off-licence staff challenged the youngster asking them for identification to prove they were 18.
I think it's time to put alcohol back in the pubs and off-licences where it belongs, and hopefully help our publicans as well.