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license (s) (noun), licenses (pl)
1. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization to do something: The police requested a warrant or license from Judge Evans to inspect the warehouse for stolen property.
2. Official or legal permission to do or to own a specified thing: The young couple, Ray and Iris, obtained a license to get married.
3. A document, plate, or tag that is issued as proof of official or legal consent: David remembered to get a new driver's license before the old one expired.
4. Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices; especially, in behavior or speech: Margaret exercised her license to describe the characters in her new novel in realistic and hard terms, which are not typical for a novel.
5. Deviation from normal standards, conventions, or methods in order to achieve a certain objective or effect: The reporter exercised his license to describe the actions of students in the city center during a recent political activity.
6. Excessive freedom; lack of any restraint: Henry is taking license to choose where he wants to go for his vacation, regardless of the expenses and even if it means he will have to go into debt to do it.
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license (verb), licenses; licensed; licensing
1. To officially validate or to permit a person to do or to use something: Monroe was licensed to drive his first car at the age of eighteen.
2. Etymology: from Latin, "authority, permission"; from licere, "to be lawful, to be permitted."
This entry is located in the following unit: licit-, licen-, leis- (page 1)