Synonyms of licence in English:

licence


See definition of licence

noun

1‘a driving licence’

SYNONYMS
permit, certificate, document, documentation, authorization, warrant, voucher, diploma, imprimatur
certification, credentials
pass, papers

2‘I went in dread of the beatings that teachers had licence to administer’

SYNONYMS
permission, authority, discretion, right, a free hand, leave, consent, authorization, sanction, approval, assent, entitlement, privilege, prerogative, blessing, exemption, mandate
liberty, freedom
power, empowerment, dispensation
carte blanche
informal a blank cheque
rare warranty

3‘they manufacture high-fashion footwear under licence’

SYNONYMS
franchise, permission, consent, sanction, warrant, warranty, charter
seal of approval

4‘the government was criticized for giving the army too much licence’

SYNONYMS
freedom, liberty, free rein, latitude, choice, option, independence, self-determination, scope, impunity, margin, leisure
carte blanche
ANTONYMS

restriction

5‘he may have used a little poetic licence to embroider a good yarn’

SYNONYMS
disregard for the facts, deviation from the truth, departure from the truth
inventiveness, invention, creativity, imagination, fancy
fancifulness, resourcefulness, ingenuity, inspiration
freedom, looseness

6‘churchmen and dissenters cooperated against the licence of the age’

SYNONYMS
licentiousness, dissoluteness, dissipation, debauchery, immorality, impropriety, decadence, profligacy, immoderation, intemperateness, indulgence, self-indulgence, excess, excessiveness, lack of restraint, lack of control, irresponsibility, abandon, laxness, laxity, disorder, disorderliness, unruliness, lawlessness, anarchy
ANTONYMS

restraint, decorum