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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Recent Examples on the Web To enter, Ohioans need to submit their name, address, driver's license information and contact information. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "Live in Ohio? Here's how to snag rare bourbons this year without waiting in line," 24 Sep. 2020 Voters can register online (with a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card), or download a voter registration form to register by mail. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "How to Vote in Every State (and the District of Columbia) in the 2020 Presidential Election," 24 Aug. 2020 To vote by mail, voters must include personal identifying information, such as an address, birthday, driver's license number or last four digits of a Social Security number. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, "Fact check: All mailed ballots — called 'absentee' and not — require voter verification," 5 Sep. 2020 Voters can register to vote online (with a Rhode Island driver's license or state ID). Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "How to Vote in Every State (and the District of Columbia) in the 2020 Presidential Election," 24 Aug. 2020 Williams' driver's license photo was wrongly flagged as a likely match to surveillance video at the store, the American Civil Liberties Union said. Ed White, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit says 'shoddy' work led to wrongful arrest tied to facial recognition technology," 26 June 2020 The executive order signed Tuesday defers standard driver's license renewals that expire between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, by one year from their initial expiration date. Cole Lauterbach, Washington Examiner, "Arizona drivers have another year to renew licenses under latest governor order," 2 Sep. 2020 For more information on Michigan driver's license requirements, go to the Secretary of State's website. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "State allows driving schools to hold virtual class sessions after hundreds left stranded," 2 Sep. 2020 Lawyers for plaintiff Jarrod Stringer have said that at least 1.5 million Texans use the state’s online driver's license portal a year. Taylor Goldenstein,, "Federal judge orders Texas DPS to allow online voter registration by Sept. 23," 28 Aug. 2020

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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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30 Sep 2020

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“Driver's license.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of driver's license

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

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