Definition of 'license'


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1. Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint.

2. The legal terms under which a person is allowed to use a product, especially software.

3. Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech).

4. A legal document giving official permission to do something; a permit.

5. An academic degree, the holder of which is called a licentiate, ranking slightly below doctorate, awarded by certain European and Latin-American universities.

6. Heedlessness for the precepts of proper behavior, especially with regard to sex.

7. An excuse or justification to do something wrong.

8. Lack of due restraint; excessive freedom.

9. Official or legal permission to engage in a regulated activity: synonym: permission.

10. A contract allowing someone to use a proprietary product or service.

11. Poetic license.

12. A document, card, plate, or tag that is issued as proof of official or legal permission.

13. Freedom of action or permission to act.

14. The document granting such permission.

15. 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

16. 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.

17. Excess of liberty; freedom abused, or used in contempt of law or decorum; disregard of law or propriety.

18. freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)

19. excessive freedom; lack of due restraint

20. Synonyms Liberty, etc. (see leave, n.); laxity.

21. Unrestrained freedom of thought and action, especially the abuse of such freedom; excess of liberty; undue freedom; freedom misused in contempt of law and decorum; rejection of legal and moral control; libertinism.

22. Specifically— In the law of real property, authority to do an act or series of acts upon the land of the person granting the license, without, however, conferring on the licensee any estate in the land: as, a license to enter and shore up an adjoining building, or to take sand, or bore for oil: distinguished from easement.

23. In international law, a safe-conduct granted by a belligerent state to its own subjects, to those of its enemy, or to neutrals, to carry on a trade which is interdicted by the laws of war, and operating as a dispensation from the penalties of those laws, with respect to the state granting it.

24. Authority or liberty to do or forbear some act; the admission of an individual, by proper authority, to the right of doing particular acts, practising a certain profession, or conducting a certain trade; a grant of authorization; a permit.

25. Eccles., an authority to preach, but not to administer the sacraments, nor to represent the church as a clergyman in its ecclesiastical assemblies, which powers are conferred by ordination. The license is granted, frequently for a limited period only, by an ecclesiastical body, after examination of the candidate as to his fitness. The person licensed is termed a licentiate. In the Anglican Church, a deacon must procure a license from a bishop to enable him to preach, that power not being inherent in his office. A license from the bishop is also necessary to permit a man not in orders to act as lay reader.

26. In patent and copyright law, permission to use the invention patented, or publish the work copyrighted, without a grant of any proprietary rights therein.

27. In the law of municipal corporations and police power, permission from government to pursue a vocation or carry on acts which are prohibited to those not taking a license, the object being, by the prohibition and the conditions imposed on the permission, to regulate the extent or manner of doing what is licensed.

28. An intentional departure from a rule or standard in art or literature; exceptional liberty taken for the sake of a particular purpose or effect: as, poetical or musical license; to use license in painting or sculpture.

29. A document or certificate conferring such authority or permission.

30. Authorize officially.

31. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.

32. authorize officially

33. Todismiss.

34. To grant a license to or for; authorize. synonym: authorize.

35. To give or yield permission to or for.

36. To permit or authorize by license; to give license to.


1. But what about the drugs that are licensed but not yet available here?

2. This license grants the owner exclusive rights to transmit on a certain frequency.

3. The company designs and licenses computer chips and then obtains a royalty for each chip sold.

4. This is because it gives peers license to talk about almost anything.

5. There is no issue surrounding our licensing agreements.

6. These tests have to be monitored carefully by a drug agency before the drug is licensed.

7. Such a deal could see the company license its technology to a partner or sell itself outright.

8. The investment will largely be used to expand distribution around the world and pay for licensing agreements.

9. The company is in talks to license the asthma drug.

10. And it has licensing agreements in place.

11. The better solution would be to license drug users.

12. It is the first licensed drug to target the virus directly.

13. Grace only has a license to serve alcohol until 10pm.

14. The council 's licensing board will decide on a ban next week.

15. Bars licensed to sell alcohol are mainly in five-star hotels and pricey.

16. Direct investment may be preferred to the granting of a license for a foreign company to produce a product if secrecy is important.

17. The gospel does not give license; the gospel gives hope and strength.

18. Because new licenses are granted infrequently, monopoly profits are likely to accrue to existing license holders over time.

19. The move followed lobbying by the trade unions and will mean that unions do not have to be licensed to give legal services to their members.

20. It was blocked from doing so because the US parent refused to grant it a licensing deal.

21. One council licensing officer said: 'It is the powers of inspection that we need.

22. Some countries try to secure this information through foreign investment or by arranging joint ventures, licensing agreements and other forms of collaboration with technological leaders.

23. He is on the verge of signing a licensing agreement with a major US company that will produce a regular income.

24. the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum

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4. licencia 3.81%

5. lecciones 3.29%

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