Special license

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • 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
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. licentialicet.

Usage

In literature:

They simply can't be unless he met her with a special license in Gloucester.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
They were married by special license, and spent a twelvemonth abroad.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
Yes, and I'd make him get a special license to avoid unnecessary delay.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
You haven't got the special license?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
Is it as though they were licensed by the Government to be the sole makers and vendors of their special wares?
"Social Justice Without Socialism" by John Bates Clark
He himself could not be absent at any other time above six days, in any one quarter without the special license of the Governors.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
You don't think they'll charge me a special license, do you?
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
Bertrand could get a special license, and you could be married at once.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The end of it was that we ran away, and were married in London by special license.
"The Children of the Top Floor" by Nina Rhoades
Well, they were married by special license three days later, with me and a man friend of Lorillard's as witnesses.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
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In news:

A special agent for North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement has been fired after wrecking his state car while driving with a revoked license.
In a special city council meeting Tuesday night, the Delano City Council amended its fee structure for strong beer licenses.
Special license plates costly.
A special boar permit is no longer required, but hunters must have certain licenses.
Gillan says a special license is required to shoot a bobcat if it is a nuisance, or for scientific purposes.
SAN DIEGO—California drivers who make frequent trips to Mexico could get speedier border passage under a plan to offer special driver's licenses.
California drivers who make frequent trips to Mexico could get speedier border passage under a plan to offer special driver's licenses.
The state Legislature passed a bill in the just completed special session to speed up professional licensing for spouses of military members transferred to Washington.
Applicant must have 2 years of college, a valid Alaska driver's license, and 2 years of related experience working in the special education field.
To get to that stage, I contacted Bob Yunick, an expert on hummingbirds and a licensed bird bander – with special experience with hummingbirds .
The New Providence Borough Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Sept 17 to discuss the final terms of the borough's liquor license sale and a decision on the shared emergency dispatch service.
Branscum is a licensed private investigator and former special agent for the US Department of the Treasury who has written extensively on matters related to fraud and financial investigations.
Owners of such businesses will now be required to have a special license renewed each year.
Phoenix, AZ – The U-S Supreme Court today wiped out the last legal hurdle for anti-abortion groups to get their own special state license plates to put on their cars and trucks.
No special license for freeway flying is required.
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In science:

If the MPEG feature in several of the modules should be used, a special MPEG license is necessary.
JETGET - An analysis and visualization tool for (magneto-)hydrodynamic jet simulations
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