License

Definition of License

Li´cense   Pronunciation: lī´sens
n.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 liquors.
To have a license and a leave at London to dwell.
- P. Plowman.
2.The document granting such permission.
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.
v. t.1.To permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach.
[imp. & p. p. Licensed (lī"senst); p. pr. & vb. n. Licensing.]

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