- (British and Canadian) licence (noun)
In British and chiefly in Canadian English, licence is a noun and license is a verb.
From Old French licence < Latin licentia (“‘license’”) < licens, ppr. of licere (“‘to be allowed, be allowable’”); cf. linquere, Patrono:El[[Category:Patrono:El derivations|License]] λείπειν (leipein), “‘to leave’”).
- A legal document giving official permission to do something; a permit.
- The legal terms under which a person is allowed to use a product, especially software.
- Even if you bought this product, it does NOT belong to you. You have a license to use it under the terms of this agreement, until you breach this agreement.
- Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech).
- Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint.
- An academic degree, the holder of which is called a licentiate, ranking slightly below doctorate, awarded by certain European and Latin-American universities.
Third person singular
- The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.
- It was decided to license Wikipedia under the GFDL.
- Authorize officially.
- I am licensed to practice law in this state.
- License in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- License in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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