Translation of "licence" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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licencenoun

UK US license uk /ˈlaɪ.səns/ us /ˈlaɪ.səns/

A2 [ C ] an official document that gives you permission to own, do, or use something, usually after you have paid money and/or taken a test

许可证,执照,牌照
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

许可,准许;自由
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

艺术/诗歌的破格
under licence

with special permission from the person or company who has created a product

经过授权,经过许可
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。

More examples

  • I've always had a clean driving licence.
  • They're coming down heavily on people for not paying their licence fees.
  • He was copped for driving without a licence last week.
  • He's got a couple of endorsements on his licence already.
  • It would appear (that) nobody on board the aircraft actually had a licence to fly it.

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