What does licence mean?

Definitions for licence
ˈlaɪ sənsli·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licence, permit(noun)

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

  2. license, licence(noun)

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

  3. 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

  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
    US English

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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. Dexter Hsu:

    None of them possesses the requisite licence, they will need a licence to stay in this business.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To become the mirror, I criticise myself. I do not misuse and violate the freedom of speech and the press, but I am mostly out and overdosed. I cannot stop without gaming the system. The licence of the tongue and the pen gun is in my hands.

  3. Buckingham Palace:

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

  4. Mayor Khan:

    I believe everyone must play by the same rules, no matter how big or powerful they are, uber has been put on probation – their 15 month licence has a clear set of conditions that TfL will thoroughly monitor and enforce.

  5. Lord Thomson of Fleet:

    Like having your own licence to print money.

Images & Illustrations of licence

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