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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a driving licenceBritish English (= an official document that shows you are allowed to drive)
▪ When hiring a car, you must bring your driving licence.
a licence feeBritish English (= the money a television licence costs)
▪ The licence fee is set to rise again.
an export licence (=an official document giving you permission to sell something to another country)
▪ You will have to submit an application for an export licence.
driving licence
▪ He was over the limit and will lose his licence.
marriage licence
poetic licence
provisional licence
renew sb’s contract/licence/membership etc
▪ I need to renew my passport this year.
special licence
television licence
▪ There's nothing wrong with a bit of artistic licence, of course.
▪ Arthur and his driving licence expired last Thursday.
▪ A clean driving licence is essential.
▪ No, she did not own a car - could not afford to - but she did have a driving licence.
▪ When he was seventeen he lost his driving licence after receiving 27 speeding summonses.
▪ They represent a man's date of birth, a driving licence number and an identity number.
▪ If there is any doubt, the cashier should tactfully try to obtain proof of identity, e.g. passport or driving licence.
▪ You should make a note of it and always quote it in any application or enquiries about your driving licence.
▪ The thief, who smashed a window to get into the car, also escaped with Mr Osbourne's driving licence.
▪ Well, I live in sheltered accommodation and, believe me, I have to pay the full licence fee.
Full Open Driving cover for drivers over 25 and under 70 years of age with a full licence for 12 months.
▪ You must have, or be able to obtain a full driving licence.
▪ A full licence must have been held for at least 1 year, and the minimum age is 21.
▪ Instead he sent off a cheque last month for a new licence when his old one expired.
▪ In the case of a restricted O licence the survivor must make application within two months for a new licence.
▪ That was the day our new licence to broadcast came into force.
▪ This year, sales here increased 133% to £5.6m, and made up 45% of all new licence sales.
▪ This is also a new type of licence introduced by the Act.
▪ The company had to bid for its new broadcasting licence at auction and won it with a bid of £2,000.
▪ He even asked the taxi driver to go via an off licence.
▪ The film is but one version of some horrifying events, and stretched poetic licence to the extreme.
▪ After several days however, with nobody apprehended, the papers indulged in a little poetic licence.
▪ It's rite. i REpeat when i liKe. i have poetic licence! don't question me????
▪ Thomas Deloney may have used a little poetic licence to embroider a good yarn.
▪ Wilde took poetic licence to the extreme, for the true story is much more down to earth.
▪ Mansell admitted drink-driving, two charges of driving with defective tyres and driving on a motorway while a provisional licence holder.
▪ Minton was obliged to register the jeep in his own name as Norman as yet had only a provisional licence.
▪ If you are applying for your first provisional licence you must not drive until you get it.
▪ The board took four off-sale licences in the locality into account when considering an application for a public house licence.
▪ An application for a public entertainment licence for the new venture goes before Middlesbrough Council's licensing sub-committee tomorrow.
▪ In Derby it is a condition on the public entertainment licence for all licensed premises employing doormen.
▪ In the case of a restricted O licence the survivor must make application within two months for a new licence.
▪ The restricted licence covers domestic and international goods vehicle operation for own account haulage.
▪ A single user licence is priced at £1,000.
▪ Bush's scheme would brighten prospects for nuclear power by granting companies a single licence to build and operate nuclear plants.
▪ You can be married more quickly with a special licence but that will cost you £80.
▪ On May 11 Maisie and Thomas were married by special licence at Dunfermline.
▪ Each brothel has to obtain a special licence from the police and the names of the women must also be registered.
▪ He bragged that he needed a special licence to bring it on the bus.
▪ You should be aware that software licence agreements refer to installation and use on one computer only.
▪ The plaintiff argued that a term in their licence agreements prevented maintenance by third parties.
▪ If back-up copies are permitted under any licence agreement, the number of back-up copies made should not exceed that agreed to.
▪ Licensees of software should not assign or transfer their rights if the licence agreement prohibits this.
▪ Enter, then, one expects, the lodging agreement in lieu of the previously favoured licence agreement.
▪ A licence agreement may specifically prohibit error correction so that all this provision does is to raise a presumption in favour of the lawful user.
▪ After a reminder of the licence agreement this logs: The Controls.
▪ Some, like Honeywell, chose to leave, while others chose to commute equity into licence agreements.
▪ It is therefore essential for a new user of water to make a licence application as early as possible.
▪ I should be grateful if you could postpone making a decision on this licence application until after that date.
▪ We will publish target response times for grant and licence applications made to the Ministry of Agriculture.
▪ If the stamped-in number is too hard to find, check the registration number against the excise licence.
▪ Traffic wardens can also become involved with this offence by detecting a vehicle not displaying a current excise licence.
▪ The Cook, one of only two authenticated portraits of him, would not have gained an export licence.
▪ An export licence was issued in August last year, and this has now been extended until August 31, 1990.
▪ It lost all fruit along the way and by the time it received an export licence it was beyond drinking.
▪ What was that argument about quality and the licence fee again?
▪ Well, I live in sheltered accommodation and, believe me, I have to pay the full licence fee.
▪ The great thing about only having a licence fee is that you do retain complete editorial control and all the rights.
▪ Until the very recent past governments would also set the level of the licence fee.
▪ The farmers presently pay for the inspection through the licence fee.
▪ Qume's architecture allows the server code to reside on the host, eliminating costly licence fees.
▪ Thus is made up of the sum of the licence fees for these years as follows.
▪ Prevention of overloading is another important target for the would-be licence holder.
▪ Mansell admitted drink-driving, two charges of driving with defective tyres and driving on a motorway while a provisional licence holder.
▪ List of licence holders to be sent to Customs and Excise 22.
▪ Any licence holder wanting to open beyond those guideline hours will have to appear personally before the board to argue special circumstances.
▪ I can see the reasons for that and went along with my birth certificate, marriage licence and National Insurance card.
▪ Joplin was crazy about Seth, and called City Hall to enquire about a marriage licence.
▪ It is possible to combine a residential licence with a restaurant licence.
▪ Where the licensee holds a residential or restaurant licence it can lead to disqualification of the licensee.
▪ However, conditions may be attached to any site licence which may have the effect of preventing any odour pollution from arising.
▪ Of course, buying a television means you will need a television licence as well.
▪ Loss of self-control in cricket is on a par with evasion of payment for a television licence.
▪ This clearly does not leave much money for other items such as a television licence and rental, or holidays.
▪ I've never yet met a claimant who could afford a television licence.
▪ A single user licence is priced at £1,000.
▪ And the price includes unlimited free technical support, an unlimited user licence, and a 1,200 page manual.
▪ Available now, SQLbase for Sparcstations is priced at £1,000 for a 5-user edition and £10,000 for an unlimited user licence.
▪ If Glencar does apply for a licence and planning permission to mine in west Mayo it will meet opposition on two levels.
▪ A total of 89 licences have been granted to abattoirs to start slaughtering livestock and another 150 have applied for the licence.
▪ However, the Government was persuaded by us and others that the company should apply for a new licence.
▪ The Home Office said one company had so far applied for a licence.
▪ The biotechnology companies would then directly buy a licence for a particular technique rather than negotiating with individual universities.
▪ They were protesting against a new highway code and a points-system driving licence.
▪ Once the customer decides to buy the software, Hewlett provides a password over the phone granting a permanent licence.
▪ Instead, Barlow Clowes was granted a licence.
▪ If permission is granted for an entertainment licence, the promoters hope to start shows there within the next few months.
▪ For example, an owner of land could grant a licence to cut and remove standing timber.
▪ A final decision whether to grant an entertainment licence will be taken in March.
▪ Isotron of Swindon was granted the first irradiation licence to preserve food.
▪ He took out a permit; then, mustering a few owners, he was granted a licence to train at Compton.
▪ They granted one such licence for waste paper baskets.
▪ The Riding Establishment Act makes it compulsory for riding schools to hold a licence which is issued after annual inspections.
▪ Despite his fear of flying, he is also one of the very few jazz musicians to hold a pilot's licence.
▪ It is the haulier who must hold the licence.
▪ It called on ministers to set up a firearms control board which would vet all applicants before issuing a guns licence.
▪ Less than four hours before the scheduled start, the local fire brigade refused to issue a safety licence for the arena.
▪ The threat of losing the licence provides an incentive to the companies to maintain a high quality performance.
▪ When he was seventeen he lost his driving licence after receiving 27 speeding summonses.
▪ He was over the limit and will now lose his licence.
▪ Now, you'd lose your licence or hurt some one.
▪ Not so much by getting them to understand as frightening them with a Breathalyser test and losing their licence.
▪ If I had lost my licence then, I would never have been selected by the constituency for the seat.
▪ And persistent offenders face losing their licence.
▪ Of course, buying a television means you will need a television licence as well.
▪ You should also consider whether you need a licence, and if so, what the structural and staffing implications will be.
▪ Magistrates said they could disqualify him from driving and asked Elsworth if he needed his licence for his job.
▪ He bragged that he needed a special licence to bring it on the bus.
▪ And you don't need a licence to use the TalkAbout 200.
▪ Exemptions Various categories of vehicle are exempt from the need to obtain an operating licence.
▪ Having already obtained an MoD licence and farmer's permission we set about trying to pinpoint the site.
▪ By the late 1620s, it was impossible to obtain a licence to publish any theological books containing predestinarian opinions.
▪ When his first wife died in 1751, he went so far as to obtain a licence to marry a certain Hannah Laskey.
▪ For a special function, how would one obtain an extended licence? 6.
▪ Of all the films Ocean might've obtained the licence to, they chose one that could only be described as mediocre.
▪ You must have, or be able to obtain a full driving licence.
▪ The plant has operated under a temporary licence since 1991.
▪ The Ombudsman's report notes the liquidator expressed surprise then that Barlow Clowes was operating without a licence.
▪ Well, I live in sheltered accommodation and, believe me, I have to pay the full licence fee.
▪ An added advantage: you don't have to pay any licence fee for this model because there is no T.V. receiver.
▪ Car users pay heavy duties on petrol and must pay licence fees for running a car.
▪ Thousands of travellers are expected at the event, even though a court has refused it a music licence.
▪ A membership of 700 had evolved in Ohio requiring an embalmer's licence.
▪ Dealers in securities require a trading licence from the Authority.
▪ To import any fish into this country you will require an import licence.
▪ This is unless he exceeds the terms of the licence or the plaintiff has legally revoked the licence.
▪ Shortly afterwards the probation service revoked my licence.
▪ The Board has the power to revoke the licence of any bank to take deposits.
▪ Sherwood has just won the licence to sell socks at Paris's EuroDisney park.
▪ Mr Rodriguez's plan is to get a high-school diploma, then win a pilot's licence.
pull sb's licence
▪ Do you have a licence for that gun?
▪ Some manufacturers see the current labelling regulations as licence to mislead shoppers.
▪ Eventually his licence was taken away because he didn't have enough horses.
▪ Go slightly faster and you could wave goodbye to your licence.
▪ However, operating under cover of a domestic licence does seem rather restrictive in today's international business environment.
▪ Prevention of overloading is another important target for the would-be licence holder.
▪ Take your governing body licence along for good measure.
▪ The tenor of the 1976 Act is permissive: a licence should be granted unless good cause is shown justifying refusal.
▪ The University will organise arrangements for backup, copying and distribution of software and documentation subject to the conditions of the relevant licence.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

licence \licence\ (l[imac]"sens), licenced \licenced\, licencee \licencee\ Same as license, licensed, licensee.


License \Li"cense\ (l[imac]"sens), n. [Written also licence.] [F. licence, L. licentia, fr. licere to be permitted, prob. orig., to be left free to one; akin to linquere to leave. See Loan, and cf. Illicit, Leisure.]

  1. Authority or liberty given to do or forbear any act; especially, a formal permission from the proper authorities to perform certain acts or to carry on a certain business, which without such permission would be illegal; a grant of permission; as, a license to preach, to practice medicine, to sell gunpowder or intoxicating liquors.

    To have a license and a leave at London to dwell.
    --P. Plowman.

  2. The document granting such permission.

  3. Excess of liberty; freedom abused, or used in contempt of law or decorum; disregard of law or propriety.

    License they mean when they cry liberty.

  4. That deviation from strict fact, form, or rule, in which an artist or writer indulges, assuming that it will be permitted for the sake of the advantage or effect gained; as, poetic license; grammatical license, etc.

    Syn: Leave; liberty; permission.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "liberty (to do something), leave," from Old French licence "freedom, liberty, power, possibility; permission," (12c.), from Latin licentia "freedom, liberty, license," from licentem (nominative licens), present participle of licere "to be allowed, be lawful," from PIE root *leik- "to offer, bargain" (cognates: Lettish likstu "I come to terms"). Meaning "formal (usually written) permission from authority to do something" (marry, hunt, drive, etc.) is first attested early 15c. Meaning "excessive liberty, disregard of propriety" is from mid-15c. There have been attempts to confine license to verbal use and licence to noun use (compare advise/advice, devise/device.


c.1400, "grant formal authorization," from license (n.). Related: Licenced; Licencing.


n. (context British Canada Australia English) (form of standard spelling license English) vb. (context UK Canada nonstandard English) (alternative form of license English)

  1. n. excessive freedom; lack of due restraint; "when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant; "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke [syn: license]

  2. freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech) [syn: license]

  3. a legal document giving official permission to do something [syn: license, permit]

  4. v. authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state" [syn: license, certify] [ant: decertify]


Usage examples of "licence".

In the first place the definite abolition of the annates meant that henceforth the election of archbishops and bishops must be under licence by the king and that they must swear allegiance to him before consecration.

Not eastern bombast, nor the savage rant Of purpled madmen, were they numbered all From Roman Nero, down to Russian Paul, Could grate upon my ear so mean, so base, As the rank jargon of that factious race, Who, poor of heart, and prodigal of words, Born to be slaves, and struggling to be lords, But pant for licence, while they spurn controul, And shout for rights, with rapine in their soul!

If we cannot save their souls in time, Miss Abacus, all they will come to is corruption and licence, drunkenness and thieving!

He had been very useful in the obtaining of various licences, and a positive stalwart in her fights with the beer barons and others who did not like to see an emancipist and, in particular, a woman succeed at what they felt was most decidedly the province of a man.

That any customary tenant of the said manor seized of any estate of inheritance, in any customary tenement within the said manor, may cut timber, or any other trees standing or growing in or upon his said customary tenement, for repairs of his ancient customary messuages, with their appurtenances, and for estovers and other necessary things to be used upon such his customary tenement, without the licence or assignment of the lord of the said manor, but not for building new messuages for habitation.

That no customary tenant of the said manor can cut, sell, or dispose of any trees growing upon his customary tenement, without the licence of the lord of the said manor, unless for repairs, estovers, and other necessary things to be used upon his customary tenement.

BMW with the licence plate FISHEE out on Paseo Delicias yesterday morning.

Tom Ryfe jumped into a cab, and was off on a multiplicity of errands, while Jim, pondering deeply with his head down, and his hands thrust into his coat-pockets, slunk towards Holborn, revolving in his mind the least he could offer some dissipated cabman, whose licence was in danger at any rate, for the hire of horse and vehicle during the ensuing night.

Returning to the living room I found Bridget writing out an inventory of my possessions on a legal pad: one state-of-the-art cellphone slimline brushed steel with flip camera one bunch of house keys, one driving licence, one British passport which for reasons of pride or insecurity I always carry on my person, and one slender wallet of genuine calf containing forty-five pounds in notes plus credit cards.

Now the Brewers had for some years been agitating about their licences, --and it is acknowledged in politics that any measure is to be carried out, or left out in the cold uncarried and neglected, according to the number of deputations which may be got to press a Minister on the subject.

Under his urging, I suppose, the police found that Prudence Vizard was transgressing some city regulation about the assemblage of crowds numbering more than twenty-five people, without a licence, and police appeared at her Angelus services for several days in succession and dispersed them.

Tattlecombe to agree to his approaching them with a view to getting them to make his Wurzel toys under licence, and on the sixth of December he had an appointment to go and see them.

His Confederation Astronautics Board licence said he was qualified for both air and space operations, but it was three hundred and twenty years out of date.

Spaceplanes were on their way out, and Kulu was using its technological prowess to devastating political effect, granting preferential licence production to the companies of allied star systems.

Fison supposes that in the sexual licence and suspension of the rights of private property which characterise these festivals we have a reminiscence of a time when women and property were held in common by the community, and the motive for temporarily resuscitating these obsolete customs was a wish to propitiate the ancestral spirits, who were thought to be gratified by witnessing a revival of that primitive communism which they themselves had practised in the flesh so long ago.