license

  • 1 license — li·cense 1 / līs əns/ n [Anglo French, literally, permission, from Old French, from Latin licentia, from licent licens, present participle of licēre to be permitted, be for sale] 1 a: a right or permission granted by a competent authority (as of… …

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  • 2 license — li‧cense [ˈlaɪsns] also licence verb [transitive] LAW 1. to give official permission for someone to do something or for an activity to take place: • The building contractors we hired were licensed by the General Service Administration …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 License — Li cense (l[imac] sens), n. [Written also {licence}.] [F. licence, L. licentia, fr. licere to be permitted, prob. orig., to be left free to one; akin to linquere to leave. See {Loan}, and cf. {Illicit}, {Leisure}.] 1. Authority or liberty given… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 license — or licence [lī′səns] n. [OFr < L licentia < licens, prp. of licere, to be permitted: see LEISURE] 1. a formal permission to do something; esp. authorization by law to do some specified thing [license to marry, practice medicine, hunt, etc.] …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 License — Li cense (l[imac] sens), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Licensed} (l[imac] senst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Licensing}.] To permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach. Milton. Shak. Syn: licence, certify. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 license — [n1] authority, permission authorization, carte blanche*, certificate, charter, consent, dispensation, entitlement, exemption, freedom, go ahead*, grant, green light*, immunity, independence, latitude, leave, liberty, okay*, permit, privilege,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 license# — license n liberty, *freedom Analogous words: *exemption, immunity: looseness, laxity, slackness, relaxedness or relaxation (see corresponding adjectives at LOOSE): privilege, prerogative (see RIGHT) Antonyms: decorum Contrasted words: *obligation …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 License — (engl., spr. leißens), s. Ticket of leave …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 License — См. Лицензия Термины атомной энергетики. Концерн Росэнергоатом, 2010 …

    Термины атомной энергетики

  • 10 license — see LICENCE (Cf. licence). Related: Licensed; licensing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 license — (also licence) ► VERB 1) grant a licence to. 2) authorize. DERIVATIVES licensable adjective licenser (also licensor) noun. ORIGIN from LICENCE(Cf. ↑ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 License — For Wikipedia s licensing policy, see Wikipedia:Copyrights. For the Aya Ueto album, see License (album) …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 license — A personal privilege to do some particular act or series of acts on land without possessing any estate or interest therein, and is ordinarily revocable at the will of the licensor and is not assignable. Lehman v. Williamson, 35 Colo.App. 372, 533 …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 license — licensable, adj. licenseless, adj. licenser; esp. Law, licensor, n. /luy seuhns/, n., v., licensed, licensing. n. 1. formal permission from a governmental or other constituted authority to do something, as to carry on some business or profession …

    Universalium

  • 15 license — li|cense1 [ laısns ] noun *** 1. ) count an official document that gives someone permission to do or use something: a driver s license a restaurant that has no liquor license She was arrested for practicing medicine without a license. lose your… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 license — 1. noun 1) a driver s license Syn: permit, certificate, document, documentation, authorization, warrant; certification, credentials; pass, papers 2) you have license to make changes Syn: permission …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 license — Document giving official permission to do something. Also see personalized license personal license rear license plate lamp rear license plate light …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 18 license — Unrestrained conduct. A special privilege, not a right common to all. The privilege conferred by a public body on a person for the doing of something which otherwise he would not have the right to do. 33 Am J1st Lic § 2. Permission to exercise a… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 license — I. noun or licence Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French licence, from Latin licentia, from licent , licens, present participle of licēre to be permitted Date: 14th century 1. a. permission to act b. freedom of action 2. a. a permission… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 license — 1. noun /ˈlaɪsəns/ a) A legal document giving official permission to do something; a permit. Even if you bought this product, it does NOT belong to you. You have a license to use it under the terms of this agreement, until you breach this… …

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