Meaning of “driving licence” in the English Dictionary

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"driving licence" in British English

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driving licencenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ ˌlaɪ.səns/ us /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ ˌlaɪ.səns/ UK US driver's license, Australian English driver's licence

A2 official permission for someone to drive a car, received after passing a driving test, or a document showing this

Examples

  • Have you got any identification? A driving licence or cheque card will do.
  • In Britain, the organization responsible for issuing driving licences is called the DVLC.
  • I'm pleased to say that I'm now the proud possessor of a driving licence!
  • You can't get a driving licence till you're seventeen in this country.
  • I'm afraid your driving licence is invalid in Eastern Europe.

(Definition of “driving licence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"driving licence" in Business English

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driving licencenoun [ C ]

uk us UK US driver's license TRANSPORT

a document that shows that someone has official permission to drive a vehicle, which they have received after passing a driving test:

If you haven't got a current passport or driving licence it is almost impossible to open an account.
The National Driver Register is used for commercial driver's license applicants, primarily truck drivers.

(Definition of “driving licence” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)