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  Definition of Licence
  1. a legal document giving official permission to do something
  2. freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
  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
  4. authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
Similar Words: license, permit, certify

 

Hyponyms: building permit, driver's license, driver's licence, driving license, driving licence, fishing license, fishing licence, fishing permit, hunting license, hunting licence, hunting permit, game license, learner's permit, letter of marque, letters of marque, letter of mark and reprisal, liquor license, liquor licence, marriage license, marriage licence, wedding license, wedding licence, occupation license, occupation licence, pass, liberty chit, poetic license, franchise, charter, accredit, recognize, recognise

 

Entailments: approve, O.K., okay, sanction

 

Derivational Morphology: allow, permit, tolerate, let, countenance, license, certify, certificate, certification, credential, credentials, authentication, enfranchisement, licensee, licencee, permission, licenser

 

Anagrams: incline, Cellini

 

 
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