1. [ noun ] (writing) a legal document giving official permission to do something
Synonyms: permit licence
Related terms: legal_document occupation_license liquor_license hunting_license fishing_license driver's_license letter_of_marque marriage_license building_permit pass learner's_permit law
2. [ noun ] freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
Synonyms: licence
Related terms: liberty poetic_license
3. [ verb ] authorize officially
Synonyms: certify licence

"I am licensed to practice law in this state"

Related terms: decertify authorize accredit charter franchise certification licensee licenser approve
4. [ noun ] excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
Synonyms: licence

: "when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke

Related terms: liberty
5. [ noun ] the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
Synonyms: permit permission
Related terms: authorization dispensation allowance clearance toleration conge allow
Similar spelling:   licenser