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  • (British and Canadian) licence (noun)

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In British and chiefly in Canadian English, licence is a noun and license is a verb.

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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).

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Wikipedia

Singular
License

Plural
Licenses

License (plural Licenses)
  1. A legal document giving official permission to do something; a permit.
  2. 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.
  3. Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech).
  4. Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint.
    • 1936, Will Durant and Ariel Durant, The Story of Civilization, page 520:
      When liberty becomes license dictatorship is near.
  5. An academic degree, the holder of which is called a licentiate, ranking slightly below doctorate, awarded by certain European and Latin-American universities.

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Infinitive
to License

Third person singular
Licenses

Simple past
licensed

Past participle
licensed

Present participle
licensing

to License (third-person singular simple present Licenses, present participle licensing, simple past and past participle licensed)
  1. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.
    It was decided to license Wikipedia under the GFDL.
  2. Authorize officially.
    I am licensed to practice law in this state.

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