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Noun licence has 3 senses
- license, licence - 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
--1 is a kind of liberty
- license, licence - freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
--2 is a kind of liberty
--2 has particulars: poetic license
- license, licence, permit - a legal document giving official permission to do something
--3 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
--3 has particulars:
| ||building permit; driver's license, driver's licence, driving license, driving licence; fishing license, fishing licence, fishing permit; hunting license, hunting licence, hunting permit, game license; learner's permit; letter of marque, letters of marque, letter of mark and reprisal; liquor license, liquor licence; marriage license, marriage licence, wedding license, wedding licence; occupation license, occupation licence; pass, liberty chit|
Verb licence has 1 sense
- license, licence, certify - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
--1 is one way to authorize, authorise, pass, clear
Somebody ----s something
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