Meaning of license in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌɪs(ə)ns/

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(also British licence)
[with object]
  • 1Grant a licence to.

    ‘a pub has to be licensed by the local justices’
    • ‘he ought not to have been licensed to fly a plane’
    1. 1.1Authorize the use, performance, or release of (something)
      • ‘the company expect that the drug will soon be licensed for use in the USA’
    2. 1.2 dated Permit (someone) to do something.
      • ‘he was licensed to do no more than send a message’


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