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English definition of “licensed”


adjective     /ˈlaɪsənst/
LAW, GOVERNMENT having official permission to do, have, or sell something: You should ensure that your investment adviser is licensed. The goods originated from state inspected and licensed facilities . a licensed driver / engineer / therapist a licensed broker / contractor / dealer
LAW, COMMERCE, IT produced , used, or sold with the permission of the person or company who has created something or owns something: About 300 licensed products will reach stores by the end of the year . The version of the software they were using was not licensed.
UK LAW, GOVERNMENT officially allowed to sell alcohol : Over the past 20 years , the number of licensed premises has increased by 23%. The restaurant is not licensed, but you can bring your own wine .
(Definition of licensed adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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