What does licence mean?

Definitions for licence
ˈlaɪ sənsli·cence

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word licence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licence(noun)

    excessive freedom; lack of due restraint

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

  2. license, licence(noun)

    freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)

  3. license, licence, permit(verb)

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

  4. license, licence, certify(verb)

    authorize officially

    "I am licensed to practice law in this state"

Editors Contribution

  1. licence

    An official document giving permission for a specific purpose.

    We have driving licences and dog licenses.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'licence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2953

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'licence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2211

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'licence' in Nouns Frequency: #1044

How to pronounce licence?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say licence in sign language?

  1. licence

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of licence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of licence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of licence in a Sentence

  1. Kasim Alfalahi:

    Apple continues to profit from Ericsson's technology without having a valid licence in place, our technology is used in many features and functionality of today's communication devices. We are confident the courts in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands will be able to help us resolve this matter in a fair manner.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Bons leaders comprennent pas toujours que le leadership est ni un prix de reconnaissance, ni une licence pour exécuter le pouvoir, mais il est une grande responsabilité pour faire ressortir le meilleur chez les autres tout en respectant leurs objectifs organisationnels.

  3. An Egyptian man:

    They were transported in a white minibus with police licence plates.

  4. Steven Barnett:

    There's no question that the BBC will have less funding after the end of next year. My suspicion is it (the licence fee) will be frozen again, which means in effect a reduction.

  5. Peteris Pildegovics:

    There was no need for a Norwegian licence, we followed the procedure. Norwegian authorities were kept fully informed.

Images & Illustrations of licence

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