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English definition of “license”

license

noun  /ˈlɑɪ·səns/ us  

license noun (DOCUMENT)

[C] an official document that gives you permission to own, do, or use something: a fishing/export/driver’s license

license noun (FREEDOM)

[U] the freedom to break rules or principles, or to change facts, esp. when producing literature or works of art: poetic/artistic license

license

verb [T]  /ˈlɑɪ·səns/ us  

license verb [T] (HAVE DOCUMENT)

to have an official document that gives you permission to own, do, or use something: She’s licensed to teach elementary school.
(Definition of license from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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