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 first arrest in this investigation was made on June 21 when Florida police pulled over Dedrick Williams, 22, and charged him with first-degree murder without premeditation, a probation violation and with failing to have a valid driver's license. NBC News, "Police make second arrest in rapper XXXTentacion's murder," 11 July 2018 A day later, a Florida magistrate judge ordered Williams to be held without bond on charges of first-degree murder without premeditation, a probation violation and for not having a valid driver's license. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Slain rapper XXXTentacion gets sendoff at memorial in Florida hockey arena," 27 June 2018 Macias did not have a valid driver's license and her driving privileges were suspended prior to the accident, according to court documents. Bayan Wang, azcentral, "Records: Glendale woman faces murder charge in fatal Phoenix car crash," 20 June 2018 Department of Public Safety spokesman Doug Neville said Powell hasn't had a valid driver's license since 2014. Fox News, "3 siblings hurt, 1 critically, in Minnesota playground crash," 12 June 2018 The other driver, identified as Nancy Richey, had a revoked driver's license and was wanted on a warrant issued in March for failing to appear for a hearing on a charge of driving under the influence, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Troopers: Wasilla woman dies in crash involving driver with DUI-related warrant," 30 May 2018 Each car must have a company employee behind the wheel who has a valid driver's license. Laura Hancock,, "Gov. John Kasich signs executive order allowing autonomous vehicle testing on Ohio roads," 9 May 2018 At 11:02am, an officer was dispatched to the West U PD Lobby to speak with a person reporting a missing driver's license. Houston Chronicle, "West University Police Report," 30 Apr. 2018 None of the men provided a valid driver's license, the website reported. Kim Chatelain,, "3 men accused of hauling 160 pounds of pot on I-10: report," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of driver's license

1926, in the meaning defined above

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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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