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Definition of License
LicenseLicense 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
To have a license and a leave at London to dwell.
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. LicenseLicense 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.
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