Definition of License. Meaning of License. Synonyms of License

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Definition of License

License
License Li"cense (l[imac]"sens), n. [Written also licence.] [F. licence, L. licentia, fr. licere to be permitted, prob. orig., to be left free to one; akin to linquere to leave. See Loan, and cf. Illicit, Leisure.] 1. Authority or liberty given to do or forbear any act; especially, a formal permission from the proper authorities to perform certain acts or to carry on a certain business, which without such permission would be illegal; a grant of permission; as, a license to preach, to practice medicine, to sell gunpowder or intoxicating liquors. To have a license and a leave at London to dwell. --P. Plowman. 2. The document granting such permission. --Addison. 3. Excess of liberty; freedom abused, or used in contempt of law or decorum; disregard of law or propriety. License they mean when they cry liberty. --Milton. 4. That deviation from strict fact, form, or rule, in which an artist or writer indulges, assuming that it will be permitted for the sake of the advantage or effect gained; as, poetic license; grammatical license, etc. Syn: Leave; liberty; permission.
License
License Li"cense (l[imac]"sens), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Licensed (l[imac]"senst); p. pr. & vb. n. Licensing.] To permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach. --Milton. Shak.

Meaning of License from wikipedia

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- A software license is a legal instrument (usually by way of contract law, with or without printed material) governing the use or redistribution of software...
- Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted "work". A CC license is used...
- The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a series of widely used free software licenses that guarantee end users the four freedoms to...
- The Apache License is a permissive free software license written by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). It allows users to use the software for any...
- The zlib license is a permissive free software license which defines the terms under which the zlib software library can be distributed. It is also used...
- A free license or open license is a license agreement which contains provisions that allow other individuals to reuse another creator's work, giving them...
- vehicle registration plate, also known as a number plate (British English), license plate (American English), or licence plate (Canadian English), is a metal...