driver's license


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Your Kentucky driver's license is sufficient, and so are military, college and Kentucky government IDs. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 8 Nov. 2022 That application did not include a claim by Platt to be Black; her driver's license was part of the application. Bruce Vielmetti, Journal Sentinel, 22 Sep. 2022 He was also ordered to pay a fine to the tune of $5,000, in addition to having his driver's license suspended for six months. Fox News, 4 Aug. 2022 Polevich must also pay a $5,000 fine and will have his driver's license suspended, a spokesperson for the Nassau County Courthouse confirms. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 Charles Polevich, who pleaded guilty to leaving the scene and tampering with evidence in the crash on New York's Long Island that killed Robert Maraj, was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and had his driver's license suspended for six months. CBS News, 3 Aug. 2022 But in terms of more ordinary Ferraris, the 308 is the one that many a dreamer longed for, years before a driver's license was a possibility. Brendan Mcaleer, Car and Driver, 21 July 2022 Passengers traveling through Los Angeles International Airport will have a new way of making sure their driver's license is Real ID compliant. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 18 July 2022 Those underage and unaccompanied after the curfew or without proper proof of age – a driver's license, military ID, school ID or passport – may be asked to leave, according to the website. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 29 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of driver's license was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Driver's license.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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