› 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.