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 You're not required to submit a driver's license number to file a federal return. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "You might have to prove your identity to get Michigan tax refund," 13 Feb. 2020 Fifth Third said compromised information included: name, Social Security number, driver's license information, mother's maiden name, address, phone number, date of birth and account numbers. Alexander Coolidge,, "Consumer group slams Fifth Third over data breach," 11 Feb. 2020 The Georgia Bureau of Investigation later released a report, finding DDS employees mishandled driver's license applications and failed to follow protocol. Christina Maxouris And Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, "A Puerto Rican man sued Georgia for discriminatory driver's license policies. Now the state is making changes," 11 Feb. 2020 The law would, and very well could, severely suppress first-time voters or young voters who were unable to abide by the 60-day driver's license rule. Brianna Provenzano,, "This New Law Could Suppress College Students From Voting In The New Hampshire Primary," 10 Feb. 2020 Researchers have also found that the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have routinely used state driver's license databases in facial recognition searches without license-holders' consent. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, "New federal bill would restrict police use of facial recognition," 14 Nov. 2019 Most foster kids lack driver's licenses and cars to get to the rural or less-populated areas where meetings will be held. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Foster care listening tour adds meetings in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati," 13 Nov. 2019 Based on a comparative analysis with Mr. Ellingson's driver's license, authorities have identified him as the person in the photograph. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Silk Road’s alleged hitman, “redandwhite,” arrested in Vancouver," 21 Nov. 2018 On Saturday, New York's Green Light Law took effect allowing those without legal immigration status to apply for driver's licenses in that state. Monsy Alvarado, USA TODAY, "New law says undocumented immigrants in NJ can get driver's licenses," 20 Dec. 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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23 Feb 2020

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“Driver's license.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster,'s%20license. Accessed 24 Feb. 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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