from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A formal certificate of permission; authorization.


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  • For instance, here's the second half of the entry for viz:Viz. is an abbreviation of the Latin adverb videlicet, which originally meant something like "clearly,'' and came from the expression videre licet, meaning "to be able to see.'' STAMMTISCH GLOSSARY.

  • Quod licet Iovi (= left, pesudo-liberals), non licet bovi (the other mortals).

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Praeterea coeruleum montanum, licet ob hilaritatem, elegantiam et imprimis ob aptitudinem sui coloris, [98] quippe qui = b0 [i.e., b12], prae reliquis pigmentis coeruleis eligendum, non a quouis ita tractari potest, vt colore aequabili chartam inducat.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Conform thyself then to thy present fortune, and cut thy coat according to thy cloth, [3831] Ut quimus (quod aiunt) quando quod volumus non licet, Be contented with thy loss, state, and calling, whatsoever it is, and rest as well satisfied with thy present condition in this life:

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Amplexus licet, et licet jocari; they may then kiss and coll, lie and look babies in one another's eyes, as heir sires before them did, they may then satiate themselves with love's pleasures, which they have so long wished and expected;

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ipse licet Musis venias comitatus Homere, Nil tamen attuleris, ibis Homere foras.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Frederic the Emperor, as [6673] Matthew Paris records licet non sit recitabile (I use his own words) is reported to have said, Tres praestigiatores, Moses, Christus, et Mahomet, uti mundo dominarentur, totum populum sibi contemporaneum se duxisse.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • How many murders they make in a year, quibus impune licet hominem occidere, that may freely kill folks, and have a reward for it, and according to the Dutch proverb, a new physician must have a new churchyard; and who daily observes it not?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [4736] Quo fugis ab demens, nulla est fuga, tu licet usque

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Suspirat in convivio, bibat licet gemmis et toro molliore marcidum corpus condiderit, vigilat in pluma.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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  • "It is allowed" or "Not forbidden" in Latin.

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