Translation of "licence" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun UK (US license) uk us /ˈlaɪ.sənts/

[ C ] an official document which gives you permission to own, do or use something, usually after you have paid money and/or taken a test

a dog licence 养狗牌照
a driving licence/US driver's license 驾驶执照
a TV licence 电视(收看)许可证

[ S or U ] formal permission or freedom to do what you want

As parents, they allowed their children very little licence. 作为父母,他们给孩子们的自由很少。
[ + to infinitive ] He was given licence to reform the organization. 他获准对该组织实行改革。
artistic/poetic licence

the freedom of artists, writers etc. to change the facts of the real world when producing art

under licence

with special permission from the maker of a product

It's a German product, made under licence in British factories. 这是一种经过授权在英国工厂生产的德国产品。

(Translation of “licence” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)