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Definitions of license

  1. To permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Grant permission by law. Also, licence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To grant license to: to authorize or permit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To grant license to; permit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To authorize; permit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To permit by grant of authority; to authorise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. a legal document giving official permission to do something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. Authority or liberty given to do or forbear any act; especially, a formal permission from the proper authorities to perform certain acts or to carry on a certain business, which without such permission would be illegal; a grant of permission; as, a license to preach, to practice medicine, to sell gunpowder or intoxicating liquors. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Excess of liberty; freedom abused, or used in contempt of law or decorum; disregard of law or propriety. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That deviation from strict fact, form, or rule, in which an artist or writer indulges, assuming that it will be permitted for the sake of the advantage or effect gained; as, poetic license; grammatical license, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Authority to act at discretion; permission; leave; unrestrained liberty; legal permission; as, an automobile license; permitted variation from a rule; as, poetic license. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Leave; grant of permission; abuse of freedom. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Authority granted to do ro omit an act; also, unrestrained or unwarrantable liberty of actlon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. Leave; permission; a certificate giving permission; excess or abuse of liberty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for license

  1. " Yes, your Honors," replied the assistant; " this paper seems to be a license – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  2. It went too blamed fast fer me to git mor'n a right good look, but I did gee that it was full o' men an' the tail- light was bu'sted an' they wa'n't no license on it." – 32 Caliber by Donald McGibeny
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