American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who is granted a license by an authorized body to practice a specified profession.
- n. A degree from certain European and Canadian universities ranking just below that of a doctor.
- n. One holding such a degree.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give license or permission to; encourage by license.
- n. One who has license to practice an art or a profession.
- n. Specifically— A friar licensed by the Pope to hear confession, grant absolution, and inflict penance in any place independently of the local clergy.
- n. In non-episcopal churches, as the Presbyterian, a person licensed to preach and perform the ordinary services of public worship, prior to being ordained as a pastor.
- n. One who behaves in a licentious manner; one who transcends the bounds of due restraint and decorum.
- n. The condition of having a license; specifically, in continental Europe, an academical dignity which intervenes between the baccalaureate and the doctorate, and is a step toward the doctor's degree.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who has a license to exercise a profession.
- n. obsolete A friar authorized to receive confessions and grant absolution in all places, independently of the local clergy.
- n. obsolete One who acts without restraint, or takes a liberty, as if having a license therefor.
- n. On the continent of Europe, a university degree intermediate between that of bachelor and that of doctor.
- v. obsolete To give a license to.
- n. holds a license (degree) from a (European) university
- Middle English, from Medieval Latin licentiātus, from past participle of licentiāre, to allow, from licentia, authorization; see license. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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