Meaning of LICENSE in English

/ ˈlaɪsns; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

( BrE also less frequent li·cence ) to give sb official permission to do, own, or use sth :

[ vn ]

The new drug has not yet been licensed in the US.

( BrE )

licensing hours (= the times when alcohol can be sold at a pub, etc.)

[ vn to inf ]

They had licensed the firm to produce the drug.

■ noun

( NAmE ) = licence :

a driver's license

a license for the software

a license holder (= a person who has been given a license)



late Middle English : from licence . The spelling -se arose by analogy with pairs such as practice , practise .

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