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Meaning of "licence" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LICENCE

Via Old French and Medieval Latin licentia permission, from Latin: freedom, from licet it is allowed.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LICENCE

licence  [ˈlaɪsəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LICENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Licence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LICENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

License

The verb license or grant license means to give permission. The noun license (American English) or licence (British English, Indian English, Canadian English, Australian English, New Zealand English, South African English) refers to that permission as well as to the document recording that permission. A license may be granted by a party ("licensor") to another party ("licensee") as an element of an agreement between those parties. A shorthand definition of a license is "an authorization (by the licensor) to use the licensed material (by the licensee)." In particular, a license may be issued by authorities, to allow an activity that would otherwise be forbidden. It may require paying a fee and/or proving a capability. The requirement may also serve to keep the authorities informed on a type of activity, and to give them the opportunity to set conditions and limitations. A licensor may grant a license under intellectual property laws to authorize a use (such as copying software or using a (patented) invention) to a licensee, sparing the licensee from a claim of infringement brought by the licensor.

Definition of licence in the English dictionary

The first definition of licence in the dictionary is a certificate, tag, document, etc, giving official permission to do something. Other definition of licence is formal permission or exemption. Licence is also liberty of action or thought; freedom.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LICENCE


absence
ˈæbsəns
beneficence
bɪˈnɛfɪsəns
complacence
kəmˈpleɪsəns
concupiscence
kənˈkjuːpɪsəns
essence
ˈɛsəns
impuissance
ɪmˈpjuːɪsəns
license
ˈlaɪsəns
magnificence
mæɡˈnɪfɪsəns
maleficence
mæˈlɛfɪsəns
nascence
ˈneɪsəns
obeisance
əʊˈbeɪsəns
puissance
ˈpjuːɪsəns
reconnaissance
rɪˈkɒnɪsəns
reconnoissance
rɪˈkɒnɪsəns
relicense
riːˈlaɪsəns
reminiscence
ˌrɛmɪˈnɪsəns
renaissance
rəˈneɪsəns
reticence
ˈretɪsəns
reviviscence
ˌrɛvɪˈvɪsəns
sublicense
sʌbˈlaɪsəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LICENCE

lice
licence fee
licence number
licence plate
licencer
licensable
license
license plate
licensed
licensed aircraft engineer
licensee
licenser
licensing
licensing agreement
licensing hours
licensor
licensure
licente
licentiate
licentiateship

WORDS THAT END LIKE LICENCE

adolescence
at your convenience
car licence
chemiluminescence
convalescence
dehiscence
driving licence
effervescence
electroluminescence
evanescence
florescence
fluorescence
gaming licence
immunofluorescence
innocence
luminescence
obsolescence
provisional driving licence
road-fund licence
senescence
translucence

Synonyms and antonyms of licence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LICENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «licence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of licence

Translation of «licence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LICENCE

Find out the translation of licence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of licence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «licence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

执照
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

licencia
570 millions of speakers

English

licence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाइसेंस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رُخْصَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

разрешение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

licença
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লাইসেন্স
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

permis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lesen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lizenz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

免許
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

면허
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lisensi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giấy phép
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உரிமம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परवाना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lisans
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

licenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

licencja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ліцензія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

licență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άδεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lisensie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

licens
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tillatelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of licence

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LICENCE»

The term «licence» is very widely used and occupies the 7.299 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LICENCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «licence» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «licence» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about licence

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10 QUOTES WITH «LICENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word licence.
1
Ferran Adria
I have a driver's licence, but the truth is that I hardly ever drive. I prefer to get around by taxi.
2
Tim Allen
I have to get a licence to drive a motorcycle to protect myself and the people around me. I am adamant there should be some sort of licensing required to have children.
3
Mitchell Baker
The name Firefox is not part of the open source licence, and that's why it's important to us.
4
Alan Bennett
Feeling I'd scarcely arrived at a style, I now find I'm near the end of it. I'm not quite sure what Late Style means except that it's some sort of licence, a permit for ageing practitioners to kick their heels up.
5
Jasper Carrott
There's a rumour going 'round that if you amass a certain number of penalty points on your driving licence, the authorities will make you take your test again! Now, if ever there was an incentive to drive carefully, they could not have threatened a more terrifying ordeal.
6
Claude Chabrol
First I went to the Sorbonne to do my licence en lettres, but I also started to study law.
7
Gavyn Davies
I want the BBC to be a mass market public service broadcaster still funded by the licence fee... and the licence fee is more durable than many people in the commercial sector believe.
8
Gavyn Davies
It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system.
9
Emun Elliott
At school, I was a shy lad and still am. But acting gives me licence to be up there, demanding the focus. It's the one time in my life where I don't have to shout to be heard.
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Shane Filan
Yes, it's true, I have bought a helicopter. I really like it. I can't fly it, but I plan to get a licence one day.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LICENCE»

Discover the use of licence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to licence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Licence to thrill: a cultural history of the James Bond films
For this new edition, Chapman has now brought the story right up to the present, with an updated Introduction, a new first chapter and, most importantly, full coverage of Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day, as ...
James Chapman, 2007
2
Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron
Liberty and Poetic Licence enters new territory in Byron studies. The volume runs chronologically from the earliest of Byron's productions, through those of his early maturity, to those of his fullest development.
Bernard G. Beatty, Tony Howe (Ph. D.), Charles E. Robinson, 2008
3
A licence to be different: the story of Channel 4
Traces the history and development of Channel 4, one of the UK's best loved and most controversial TV channels.
Maggie Brown, 2007
4
European Computer Driving Licence: presentation ; advanced ...
Demonstrates the ability to use a presentation application. Shows some of the more advanced features using PowerPoint.
Cia Training Ltd Staff, 2004
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Licence Renewed
The first of John Gardner's novels featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent.
John Gardner, 2011
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Licence to Kill
Bond has lost his licence to kill.
John Gardner, 2012
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Licence Agreements, Competition and the Internal Market
The book focuses on the relationship between exploitation of intellectual property and competition law, assessing compliance of licence agreements with articles 81 and 82 EC Treaty.
Yves Van Couter, Bernard Vanbrabant, 2008
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Poetic Licence
DescriptionComing soon About the AuthorI am age 22 this year, and I am British.
Blu Tyler, 2011
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British Broadcasting Corporation Television Licence Fee ...
British Broadcasting Corporation Television Licence Fee Trust Statement for the year ending 31 March 2011
British Broadcasting Corporation, 2011
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Study Aid: Restricted Radio Licence for Fixed-Wing Aircraft ...
This study aid is designed to assist both students and qualified pilots.
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LICENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term licence is used in the context of the following news items.
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Camberley residents victory as year-long alcohol licence is withdrawn
Plans for a year-round alcohol licence for Camberley's London Road recreation ground have been withdrawn after a council U-turn. Residents ... «Get Surrey, Jul 15»
2
SA Civil Aviation Authority issues first drone pilot licence | The Citizen
“The licence was issued on Friday to Nicole Swart, making her the first person to receive such a licence in SA, the continent and most parts of ... «The Citizen, Jul 15»
3
D-Day set for Hartlepool bar The Showroom as violence threatens …
Licensing chiefs at Hartlepool Borough Council will review The Showroom's premises licence later this week after a request from Cleveland ... «Hartlepool Mail, Jul 15»
4
AHA not happy with two-year limit on Scarborough venue licence
Licence limits 'hurt business' Matisse Beach Club, Scarborough. The Australian Hotels Association has criticised the State liquor licensing ... «The West Australian, Jul 15»
5
£25,000 penalty for breaching safety and licence rules - Letting …
A landlord who did not have the required licence for the number of tenants living in his property, and who also failed to carry out gas safety ... «Letting Agent Today, Jul 15»
6
READERS DISCUSS: Should cyclists require a licence or ID …
A softer approach requiring riders to carry existing photo ID such as an 18-plus card or a driver's licence was also discussed. The Bulletin ... «Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Jul 15»
7
Drafting effective IP licence agreements - Intellectual Property …
This article highlights some key steps that assist with identifying and understanding important issues that arise in IP licence agreements that will ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Jul 15»
8
TV Licence Fee: Educate Ghanaians before roll out - Graphic Online
When I posted “What do you think of the new TV licence fee?” for my followers on social media platform, Twitter, the first comment that was sent ... «Graphic Online, Jul 15»
9
Echo beats Packer's Crown to win Brisbane casino licence | Reuters
Echo beats Packer's Crown to win Brisbane casino licence ... Group has won a licence to build a casino in the centre of Brisbane, edging out ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
10
No licence and more than double the limit | Ipswich Queensland Times
Graham Alan Livingstone was stopped by police for a breath test and licence check in Ipswich at 11.40pm. He recorded a blood alcohol ... «The Queensland Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Licence [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/licence>. May 2020 ».
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