What does licence mean?

Definitions for licence
ˈlaɪ sənsli·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licencenoun

    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, licencenoun

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

  3. license, licence, permitverb

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

  4. license, licence, certifyverb

    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  

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  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

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  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. Bonang Mohale:

    Capital is mobile and is looking for the best commercial terms everywhere else in the world, we were hoping that we would have had a licence (for Karoo) in 36 months.

  2. Lisa Funnell:

    Marriage is unsustainable in the franchise. James Bond gets married; his wife gets killed. In 'Licence to Kill,' Felix Leiter, his CIA ally, gets married, and his wife gets killed.

  3. Buckingham Palace:

    After careful consideration The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence.

  4. Nicky Morgan:

    As we move into an increasingly digital age ... the time has come to think carefully about how we make sure the TV licence fee remains relevant.

  5. An Egyptian man:

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

Images & Illustrations of licence

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