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licence

 
Noun licence has 3 senses
  1. 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
  2. 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
    Derived form: verb licence1
  3. 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
  1. license, licence, certify - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
    --1 is one way to authorize, authorise, pass, clear
    Derived forms: noun licencee1, noun licence2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
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