from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of license.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. standard spelling of license
  • v. Alternative form of license.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as license, licensed, licensee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. authorize officially
  • n. a legal document giving official permission to do something
  • n. excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
  • n. freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)


From Old French licence, from Latin licentia. (Wiktionary)


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