What does license mean?

Definitions for license
ˈlaɪ sənsli·cense

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. license, licence, permitnoun

    a legal document giving official permission to do something

  2. license, licencenoun

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

  3. 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

  4. license, permission, permitverb

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

  5. license, licence, certifyverb

    authorize officially

    "I am licensed to practice law in this state"

Wiktionary

  1. licensenoun

    A legal document giving official permission to do something; a permit.

    Etymology: From licence, from licentia, from licens, present participle of licere; compare linquere, λείπω.

  2. licensenoun

    The legal terms under which a person is allowed to use a product, especially software.

    Even if you bought this product, it does NOT belong to you. You have a license to use it under the terms of this agreement, until you breach this agreement.

    Etymology: From licence, from licentia, from licens, present participle of licere; compare linquere, λείπω.

  3. licensenoun

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

    Etymology: From licence, from licentia, from licens, present participle of licere; compare linquere, λείπω.

  4. licensenoun

    Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint.

    Etymology: From licence, from licentia, from licens, present participle of licere; compare linquere, λείπω.

  5. licensenoun

    An academic degree, the holder of which is called a licentiate, ranking slightly below doctorate, awarded by certain European and Latin-American universities.

    Etymology: From licence, from licentia, from licens, present participle of licere; compare linquere, λείπω.

  6. licenseverb

    The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.

    It was decided to license Wikipedia under the GFDL.

    Etymology: From licence, from licentia, from licens, present participle of licere; compare linquere, λείπω.

  7. licenseverb

    Authorize officially.

    I am licensed to practice law in this state.

    Etymology: From licence, from licentia, from licens, present participle of licere; compare linquere, λείπω.

Wikipedia

  1. License

    A license (American English) or licence (British English) is an official permission or permit to do, use, or own something (as well as the document of that permission or permit).A license can be granted by a party to another party as an element of an agreement between those parties. A shorthand definition of a license is "an authorization to use licensed material". In particular, a license may be issued by authorities, to allow an activity that would otherwise be forbidden. It may require paying a fee or proving a capability. The requirement may also serve to keep the authorities informed on a type of activity, and to give them the opportunity to set conditions and limitations. A licensor may grant a license under intellectual property laws to authorize a use (such as copying software or using a (patented) invention) to a licensee, sparing the licensee from a claim of infringement brought by the licensor. A license under intellectual property commonly has several components beyond the grant itself, including a term, territory, renewal provisions, and other limitations deemed vital to the licensor. Term: many licenses are valid for a particular length of time. This protects the licensor should the value of the license increase, or market conditions change. It also preserves enforceability by ensuring that no license extends beyond the term of the agreement. Territory: a license may stipulate what territory the rights pertain to. For example, a license with a territory limited to "North America" (Mexico/United States/Canada) would not permit a licensee any protection from actions for use in Japan. A shorthand definition of license is "a promise by the licensor not to sue the licensee". That means without a license any use or exploitation of intellectual property by a third party would amount to copying or infringement. Such copying would be improper and could, by using the legal system, be stopped if the intellectual property owner wanted to do so.Intellectual property licensing plays a major role in business, academia and broadcasting. Business practices such as franchising, technology transfer, publication and character merchandising entirely depend on the licensing of intellectual property. Land licensing (proprietary licensing) and IP licensing form sub-branches of law born out of the interplay of general laws of contract and specific principles and statutory laws relating to these respective assets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Licensenoun

    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

  2. Licensenoun

    the document granting such permission

  3. Licensenoun

    excess of liberty; freedom abused, or used in contempt of law or decorum; disregard of law or propriety

  4. Licensenoun

    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

  5. Licenseverb

    to permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. License

    Licence, lī′sens, n. a being allowed: leave: grant of permission, as for manufacturing a patented article or for the sale of intoxicants: the document by which authority is conferred: excess or abuse of freedom: a departure from rules or standards in art or literature.—v.t. Lī′cense, to grant license to: to authorise or permit.—adj. Lī′censable.—ns. Licensee′, one to whom license is granted; Lī′censer, one who grants license or permission: one authorised to license; Lī′censure, act of licensing; Licen′tiate, among Presbyterians, a person authorised by a Presbytery to preach: on the Continent, an academical dignity, forming the step from the baccalaureate to the doctorate.—adj. Licen′tious, indulging in excessive freedom: given to the indulgence of the animal passions: dissolute.—adv. Licen′tiously.—n. Licen′tiousness.—High license, a mode of regulating the traffic in alcoholic drinks by exacting a comparatively large sum for the privilege of selling such; Special license, license given by the Archbishop of Canterbury permitting the marriage of two specified persons without banns, and at a place and time other than those prescribed by law. [Fr.,—L. licentialicet.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. license

    An official permission from the Board of Trade, to such persons as it thinks fit to supply seamen or apprentices for merchant-ships in the United Kingdom. (See RUNNER, LICENSED.)

Editors Contribution

  1. license

    An official document giving permission for a specific purpose.

    We have a driving licence and other people have a dog license.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 1, 2020  

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  1. selenic, silence

  2. Selenic

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of license in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of license in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of license in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Alvarez:

    I'm dealing with a current participant now who is trying to get a barbershop license, but because he needs to take programming after being released, he can't go to school full-time, but I think ConConnect can solve that problem, as they offer easy and convenient access to programs, where now many people can take those classes online and save time, money and effort to engage in their education and professional development.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The blasphemy law, whether Islamic or not, adopted by the majority of law markers display the respect for one's religious beliefs, within its moral, cultural, and religious-routes that abandon and restrict others, whether in a majority or minority, not to perform hatred, humiliation, insult, and disregard, and hurting the feelings, abusing its belief and its school of thought. As a fact, the blasphemy law executes a warning as traffic lights, to be careful for those who deliberately and knowingly behave to invite danger which indeed, mirrors an initial of self-suicide. It is also protective and educational, whereas opposing that means the license of freedom to abuse, insult, humiliate, and create hatred, whenever one wants and desires for its motives in the name of freedom of press and speech. In this context and concept, if one criticizes the will of the majority is a ridiculous view of point, which demonstrates and demands the minorities' authority on the law of majority that holds safeguard-prospects. As I realize that this law determines the peace, harmony, unity, and respect in multicultural societies; however, one should not practice that in the wrong and unjust way; it will be personal conduct to violate the law, which is not the definition of that law; it is a crime.

  3. Nino Esposito:

    We had our $80 in cash and we were ready to go across the street to get our license. Judge O'Toole had other ideas.

  4. Kim Davis:

    I wouldn’t write them a marriage license.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    For example, I don't have a license to drive; thus, my driver drives; however, I sit next to the driving seat, watching all the surroundings during the journey. Similarly, I am on Social Media with admins.

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