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licensure

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noun li·cen·sure \ˈlī-sən-shər, -ˌshu̇r\

Definition of licensure

  1. :  the granting of licenses especially to practice a profession; also :  the state of being licensed



Circa 1846

First Known Use of licensure

circa 1846


Medical Dictionary

licensure

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noun li·cen·sure \ˈlīs-ən-shər, -ˌshu̇r\

Medical Definition of licensure

  1. 1:  the state or condition of having a license granted by official or legal authority to perform medical acts and procedures not permitted by persons without such a license <applicant must have RN licensure>; also :  the granting of such licenses <a state board of medical licensure>

  2. 2:  approval of a drug or medical procedure by official or legal authority for use in the practice of medicine <the licensure was based on the results of randomized clinical trials of the vaccine's protective efficacy—E. D. Shapiro et al>




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