driver's license


Definition of driver's license

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

Examples of driver's license in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ballot application would require voters to include their driver's license or state ID number, last four digits of their Social Security number or a copy of an ID with their ballot application. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 23 Sep. 2021 Eight states will be among the first to allow residents to add their driver's license or state identification card directly to their iPhone or Apple Watch. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 The county cites numerous legal reasons why this would be the case, including if the voter is in the military, if the voters recently moved and hadn't updated their driver's license address, or had requested a one-time temporary address request. Jen Fifield, The Arizona Republic, 26 Sep. 2021 The job scams often include stealing a job seeker's personal information like a driver's license number or social security number. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Sep. 2021 Identity theft is also a common outcome of job scams, and the BBB found 34% of victims provided their driver's license number, and 25% provided their Social Security or Social Insurance Numbers. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 10 Sep. 2021 Texans who vote by mail must include a driver's license number or last four digits of a Social Security number on the envelope containing their ballot. Chuck Lindell, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021 Hughes stepped out to make a copy of Rob's driver's license., 1 Sep. 2021 During the stop, the officer found Thompson was driving with only a Wisconsin driver's license, prompting questions about his residency. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, 25 July 2021

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First Known Use of driver's license

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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13 Oct 2021

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“Driver's license.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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