Definition of Licence

1. Noun. Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint. "The intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"

Exact synonyms: License
Generic synonyms: Liberty
Derivative terms: Licentious



2. Verb. Authorize officially. "I am licensed to practice law in this state"

3. Noun. Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech).
Exact synonyms: License
Generic synonyms: Liberty
Specialized synonyms: Poetic License

4. Noun. A legal document giving official permission to do something.

Definition of Licence

1. Noun. (British Canada) (form of standard spelling license) ¹

2. Verb. (UK Canada) (alternative form of license) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Licence

1. to license [v -CENCED, -CENCING, -CENCES] - See also: license

Lexicographical Neighbors of Licence

libri
libricide
libriform
librigena
librigenae
librigenal
librocubicularist
librul
libs
libtard
libtards
libya
licecide
licecides
licence (current term)
licence to crenellate
licence to print money
licenced
licenced victualler
licenced victuallers
licencee
licencees
licenceless
licencer
licencers
licences
licencing
licensable
license

Literary usage of Licence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Niagara Historical Society (1898)
"Samuel Silvester of y* parish of Weston and Sarah Newman, by licence. Nov. ... Ralph Steward of Alcester to Christian Smith of this Parish, by licence. 22. ..."

2. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"Shoreditch. in the county of Middlesex, а-й held a licence for public music un<l--r 25 Geo. 2, c. 36. On the 16th of November, 1870, the defendant permitted ..."

3. Publications by Surrey Parish Register Society (1905)
"Higgs (M), both Robert Skinner, Mary Stacey (M). both John Rowe, r, and Elizabeth Watts, of R.; licence. Witnesses : S' .. . _ . ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"A licence is not required for beaters and assistants who go out with holders of a game licence. The licence is granted by the Inland Revenue Department. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"Whether the marriage has been solemnized upon a licence granted, or the publication of ... And, therefore, where one of the parties was married by licence, ..."

6. The Lancet (1842)
"... and no one is entitled to practise as an apothecary in England and Wale« who was not in practice before 1815, or has not a licence from the London ..."

7. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"MARRAM: BY licence.—Marriage licences are of i wo kinds:— U) Л Common licence, dispensing with the necessity for banns, granted by the Archbishops and ..."

8. The Gentleman's Magazine (1814)
"308, is given, from a book printed in 1599, "A licence for a Man to kepe an his Cappe." The same /arm of licence occurs in a volume in my possession, ..."

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