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English definition of “license”

license

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈlaɪsəns/
LAW, GOVERNMENT to give someone official permission to do or have something: license sb to do sth The government is now prepared to license companies to award their own degrees.
LAW, COMMERCE, IT to give someone permission to make, produce, or use something that you have created or that belongs to you: license sth to sb It would create an opportunity for type designers to license fonts to specific websites.
LAW, COMMERCE, IT to get permission to make, produce, or use something that has been created by or belongs to another person or company, usually by paying for it: license sth from sb The TV company is seeking to license content from providers in every language.
(Definition of license from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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