license

Definitions

  • Licensed Caddy
    Licensed Caddy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v license authorize officially "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
    • n license the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    • n license a legal document giving official permission to do something
    • n license freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
    • n license 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Delaware you may not sell dead people for money without a license.
    • License 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."
    • License 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."
    • License 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.
    • License The document granting such permission.
    • v. t License To permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property.
    • n license Authority or liberty to do or forbear some act; the admission of an individual, by proper authority, to the right of doing particular acts, practising a certain profession, or conducting a certain trade; a grant of authorization; a permit.
    • n license Specifically— In the law of real property, authority to do an act or series of acts upon the land of the person granting the license, without, however, conferring on the licensee any estate in the land: as, a license to enter and shore up an adjoining building, or to take sand, or bore for oil: distinguished from easement.
    • n license In patent and copyright law, permission to use the invention patented, or publish the work copyrighted, without a grant of any proprietary rights therein.
    • n license In the law of municipal corporations and police power, permission from government to pursue a vocation or carry on acts which are prohibited to those not taking a license, the object being, by the prohibition and the conditions imposed on the permission, to regulate the extent or manner of doing what is licensed.
    • n license In international law, a safe-conduct granted by a belligerent state to its own subjects, to those of its enemy, or to neutrals, to carry on a trade which is interdicted by the laws of war, and operating as a dispensation from the penalties of those laws, with respect to the state granting it.
    • n license Eccles., an authority to preach, but not to administer the sacraments, nor to represent the church as a clergyman in its ecclesiastical assemblies, which powers are conferred by ordination. The license is granted, frequently for a limited period only, by an ecclesiastical body, after examination of the candidate as to his fitness. The person licensed is termed a licentiate. In the Anglican Church, a deacon must procure a license from a bishop to enable him to preach, that power not being inherent in his office. A license from the bishop is also necessary to permit a man not in orders to act as lay reader.
    • n license A document or certificate conferring such authority or permission.
    • n license Unrestrained freedom of thought and action, especially the abuse of such freedom; excess of liberty; undue freedom; freedom misused in contempt of law and decorum; rejection of legal and moral control; libertinism.
    • n license An intentional departure from a rule or standard in art or literature; exceptional liberty taken for the sake of a particular purpose or effect: as, poetical or musical license; to use license in painting or sculpture.
    • n license Synonyms Liberty, etc. (see leave, n.); laxity.
    • license To grant authority to do an act which, without such authority, would be illegal or inadmissible; remove restrictions from by a grant of permission; authorize to act in a particular character: as, to license a man to keep an inn; to license a physician or a lawyer. Also licence.
    • license Generally, to permit to act without restraint; allow; tolerate; privilege: as, a licensed buffoon.
    • license To permit an action of; grant liberty to for a particular proceeding.
    • license To dismiss.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Massachusetts you must have a license to wear a goatee.
    • n License lī′sens 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 License to grant license to: to authorise or permit
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Quotations

  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall%20Mcluhan
    “American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.”
  • John Milton
    John%20Milton
    “None can love freedom heartily, but good men... the rest love not freedom, but license.”
  • Warren E. Burger
    Warren E. Burger
    “We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians.”
  • John Milton
    John%20Milton
    “License they mean when they cry liberty.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Liberty has no crueler enemy than license.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “From where can your authority and license as a parent come from, when you who are old, do worse things?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. licence, L. licentia, fr. licere, to be permitted, prob. orig., to be left free to one; akin to linquere, to leave. See Loan, and cf. Illicit Leisure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. licentialicet.

Usage

In literature:

Hence there is no incongruity in the seeming license that it takes with the firm order of Nature.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864" by Various
This license is not available if the original has been used.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
They got to have a license.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The license court is the place to nail them.
"More Tish" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
We believe the day will soon come when laws will be passed forbidding any one either to fit or sell trusses without a legal license.
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
There was a taint of license in her blood, perhaps inherited from the father who was most unbridled in his passions.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
The fur trade was at this time regulated by license.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Lawyers could not practise without a license, physicians also required a license.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
There was indeed one case of a vessel coming to St. Petersburg both with an English license and a license from the Emperor Napoleon.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
Did she come about a license?
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
The first of these was licensed, but the remainder were not.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898" by Henry R. Plomer
Being in the heart of the Residence District, this select Organization could not obtain a regular License.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
I'll have to put an 'X' license indication on her now.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
But have you forgotten the registry, Miss, and the license?
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
On the Andaman Islands there is no sex taboo for the unmarried and they use license.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
It was truly a day of violence and license.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Nine other licenses were revoked for immoral conduct, eight furnished immigrants chiefly.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
I had her leave and license for all I did.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
She won't permit a licensed hotel on her land.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
On December 11, 1716, Mr William Craig, student of divinity, appeared before them for license.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
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In poetry:

The sutlers, too, he did ordain
For licenses should pay,
Which they refused with just disdain,
And fled the camp away.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Shine far, shine free, a guiding light
To Reason's ways and Virtue's aim,
A lightning-flash the wretch to smite
Who shields his license with thy name!
"The Bartholdi Statue" by John Greenleaf Whittier
That Freedom generous is, but strong
In hate of fraud and selfish wrong,
Pretence that turns her holy truths to lies,
And lawless license masking in her guise.
"The Vow Of Washington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Earth no license had to harm thee,
Time no power to touch thy bloom,
Holy is our faith to meet thee,
Glorious is our trust to greet thee
Far beyond the conquering tomb.
"Harriet Allen Ely," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Then I whispered "I see
The sweet secret thou keepest.
And the yearning for ME
That thou wistfully weepest!
And the question is 'License or Banns?',
though undoubtedly Banns are the cheapest."
"Atalanta In Camden -Town" by Lewis Carroll
"For so much gold we license thee,"
So say our laws, "a draught to sell,
That bows the strong, enslaves the free,
And opens wide the gates of hell;
For 'public good' requires that some
Should live, since many die, by rum."
"Hymns and Odes for Temperance Occasions II: License Laws" by John Pierpont

In news:

Four Artists Who Might Want To Branch Out Into Infomercial-Inspired Licensing.
Smith & Wesson awards new brand name licensing agreements.
(DEBC) got its brewer's license in July, quickly followed by Peticolas Brewing Co.
OMB to give CIOs IT hunting license through broadening of authorities.
Local area legislators presented Deer Lake Mayor Michael Cooper with one of the state's first Bronze Star license plates made available through Act 103 of 2012.
For the past five years, hunting licenses have been issued through a drawing.
Hunters must obtain a locking big game tag, valid hunting license, and current registra.
Each envelope contains an application to license a package liquor store in Brownsville .
Brush up on Microsoft licensing.
The first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June are statewide free fishing days, when any Iowa resident can fish without a license.
Food & Drink Our weekly look at happenings in Portland's food and drink scene via OLCC liquor license application More.
A Lexington doctor who once gave up his Kentucky medical license after the state accused him of overprescribing pain medication got his license back but has since had his practice restricted again because of allegations of similar issues.
Council members considered and approved applications for a massage license and massage business operator license for Emily Ford.
If not, and you are purchasing a sporting license, then you must provide a previous license.
The state plans to license sports betting as soon as January, and in October published regulations governing licenses.
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In science:

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