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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First, insurance, a driver's license, or a vehicle license is not required to operate or store vehicles except on public streets/lands. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Gun makers have locked up patents on gun safety devices," 22 Aug. 2019 The acquaintance found that strange because Conditt did not have a driver's license and never drove, according to the affidavit. Sarah Sarder, Dallas News, "Haltom City man accused of killing his twin sister arrested in South Carolina," 19 Aug. 2019 Davis didn't have a driver's license but had a lengthy driving record with suspensions and incidents dating to 2014, according to the Michigan Secretary of State. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Prosecutor: Suspect in fatal beating after car crash went through victim’s pockets," 31 July 2019 Police said Hamlin did not have a valid driver's license. Fletcher Page,, "Cincinnati Bearcats DB Noah Hamlin arrested in Pittsburgh on his birthday," 8 July 2019 To top it off, the thief didn't even have a driver's license, deputies say. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Man liked Ford Mustang so much, he stole it with salesman in passenger seat, cops say | Charlotte Observer," 30 Apr. 2018 The charge in Connecticut should have resulted in Zhukovskyy's commercial driver's license being suspended. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "Audit details the 7 seconds that might have prevented 7 deaths in N.H. motorcycle crash," 17 Aug. 2019 The South Euclid woman was also cited for no driver's license. Thomas Jewell,, "Two crashes yield injuries, tickets: Pepper Pike Police Blotter," 9 Aug. 2019 The District of Columbia and Oregon in mid-2017 were among the first to add a third option for gender on driver's licenses. Hollie Silverman, CNN, "2 more states will offer a 3rd gender option on driver's licenses," 1 Aug. 2019

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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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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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