Definitions of licence

  1. a legal document giving official permission to do something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. excessive freedom; lack of due restraint; "when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant; "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Leave; permission; authority; excess; contempt of law or of necessary restraint; permission to sell excisable articles, or to keep a house for the sale of malt liquors and spirits. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for licence

  1. At present, she induced her husband to intervene with the Government so that the printing licence might be granted without delay. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  2. For the moment she forgot all about the licence and turned upon Mr Elsworthy with an emphasis which almost drive that troubled citizen to his knees. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant