driver's license


Definition of driver's license 

: a license issued under governmental authority that permits the holder to operate a motor vehicle

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The Trans Relief Project provides monetary assistance and education to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who need help changing names and gender designate on legal documents such as US passports and driver's licenses. Allure, "6 Ways to Support Transgender and Nonbinary People Right Now," 21 Oct. 2018 With the help of Bags to Butterflies, Carswell is going through the process of getting a driver's license. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Prison to purses: Detroit program gives ex-female felons a 2nd chance," 12 July 2018 The contact lists did not include personally-identifying information such as Social Security numbers, account number, PIN, user ID, password, or driver's license information, the bank said. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "As many as 1.5 million accounts may have been compromised at SunTrust Banks," 20 Apr. 2018 The move to allow Saudi women to hold driver's licenses was announced in a royal decree last September. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "Who is behind the wheel in a changing Saudi Arabia?," 22 June 2018 In June 2017, a complaint was filed with the Maine Human Rights Commission on behalf of a South Portland resident, who requested a driver's license with a non-binary gender marker, but was denied as a result of computer limitations. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Maine to offer third, non-binary gender option on driver’s licenses, IDs," 11 June 2018 Castile had a driver's license and insurance, with only minor traffic violations on his record. Dan Simmons,, "2 years after Philando Castile's death, programs aim to transform relations between police, residents," 8 July 2018 Davis was charged with fraudulently obtaining veterans status on his driver's license and impersonating a law enforcement officer. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "He said he was with Homeland Security. Something didn't seem right, cops say.," 20 June 2018 The wallet also contained a Chase bank card, miscellaneous gift cards, her driver's license and cash. Sara Cardine,, "Crime Report: High-end handbag and vehicle thievery continues," 16 May 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of driver's license was in 1926

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English Language Learners Definition of driver's license

: an official document or card which shows that you have the legal right to drive a vehicle

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