Meaning of LICENSE in English

[li.cense] or li.cence n [ME, fr. MF licence, fr. L licentia, fr. licent-, licens, prp. of licere to be permitted] (14c) 1 a: permission to act b: freedom of action

2. a: a permission granted by competent authority to engage in a business or occupation or in an activity otherwise unlawful b: a document, plate, or tag evidencing a license granted 3 a: freedom that allows or is used with irresponsibility b: disregard for standards of personal conduct: licentiousness

4: deviation from fact, form, or rule by an artist or writer for the sake of the effect gained syn see freedom

[2]license also licence vt li.censed ; (15c) 1 a: to issue a license to b: to permit or authorize esp. by formal license

2: to give permission or consent to -- adj -- or li.cen.sor n

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.