Definition of License:

  1. A permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade (especially in alcoholic beverages).

  2. Grant a license to (someone or something) to permit the use of something or to allow an activity to take place.

  3. Revocable written (formal) or implied agreement by an authority or proprietor (the licensor) not to assert his or her right (for a specific period and under specified conditions) to prevent another party (the licensor) from engaging in certain activity that is normally forbidden (such as selling liquor or making copies of a copyrighted work). Intellectual property licenses generally mean that the licensor will not invoke ownership protection laws if the licensed property (art, design, patent, etc.) is copied, sold, or used by the licensee. A license is not a right, because the licensor may not have the legal power to give all necessary permissions that constitute a legal right. It is also not a lease, and is not assignable by the licensee. Also called permit.

Synonyms of License

Lehrfreiheit, OK, Academic freedom, Accredit, Admission, Agency, Agentship, Allow, Allowance, Anarchy, Approve, Assign, Assignment, Assumption, Authority, Authorization, Authorize, Blank check, Brevet, Building permit, Care, Carte blanche, Certificate, Certify, Chaos, Charge, Charter, Commission, Commissioning, Commit, Commitment, Confusion, Consent, Consign, Consignment, Constitutional freedom, Copyright, Cure, Debauchery, Debauchment, Delegate, Delegated authority, Delegation, Deputation, Depute, Deputize, Detach, Detail, Devolute, Devolution, Devolve, Devolve upon, Devolvement, Diplomatic immunity, Discharge, Disobedience, Dispensation, Dissipation, Dissoluteness, Document, Embassy, Empower, Empowerment, Enable, Enfranchise, Entitle, Entrust, Entrusting, Entrustment, Errand, Exception, Executorship, Exemption, Exequatur, Fabulous formless darkness, Factorship, Familiarity, Fastness, Favor, Fishing license, Foul-up, Franchise, Freedom, Freedom from fear, Freedom from want, Freedom of worship, Full power, Gallantry, Give in charge, Give official sanction, Give power, Grant, Hassle, Hubris, Hunting license, Immunity, Imposition, Imprimatur, Indiscipline, Indulgence, Insubordination, Interregnum, Irresponsibility, Jurisdiction, Lawlessness, Laxity, Leave, Legalize, Legation, Legislative immunity, Legitimize, Let, Liberties, Libertinage, Libertinism, Liberty, Liberty abused, Licentiousness, Lieutenancy, Loose, Looseness, Mandate, Misrule, Mission, Mix-up, Morass, Muddle, Mutiny, Nihil obstat, Office, Okay, Patent, Permission, Permission to enter, Permit, Plenipotentiary power, Post, Power of attorney, Power to act, Power vacuum, Presumption, Presumptuousness, Privilege, Procuration, Profligacy, Proxy, Purview, Rakishness, Rampant will, Ratify, Regency, Regentship, Relaxation, Release, Responsibility, Run, Sanction, Screw-up, Send out, Slackness, Snafu, Special favor, Special permission, Suffer, Task, The Four Freedoms, The run of, Ticket, Ticket of admission, Transfer, Trust, Trusteeship, Unaccountability, Unbridledness, Uncontrol, Undue liberty, Unrestraint, Validate, Venery, Vicarious authority, Vouchsafement, Waiver, Warrant, Wenching, Whoring, Wildness, Willfulness

How to use License in a sentence?

  1. Brokers must be licensed to sell health-related insurance.
  2. Due to local laws, the vendor had to be granted a license which allowed it to sell its product in that territory.
  3. Some jobs require a license that states you are qualified and liable to do the job as regulated by the state.
  4. Before I could hit the road and drive my car, I had to get a license which would require me to take a long test.
  5. A gun license.

Meaning of License & License Definition