li·​cens·​ee | \ ˌlī-sᵊn(t)-ˈsē How to pronounce licensee (audio) \

Definition of licensee

: one that is licensed

Examples of licensee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Optis sought to tell the jury that Apple was an unwilling licensee without putting its own actions before the jury, Gilstrap said. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Apple wins new trial over Texas jury’s $506 million patent verdict," 15 Apr. 2021 Signal Brands, the handbag licensee of Guess, Inc., has voluntarily halted the sale of its G-Logo totes. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Telfar Supporters React After GUESS Pulls Alleged Knockoff Bag From Its' Shelves," 30 Mar. 2021 Additionally, the bill requires each new licensee to contribute $1 million to the state’s Public Health Trust Fund annually to support the commission’s research on consumer protection., "Should sports betting be legalized in Massachusetts?," 19 Mar. 2021 And the federal government has, according to the Brady bill has three business days in order to respond to the request of a federal firearms licensee who asks for a background check. Marisa Schultz, Fox News, "Rep. Andrew Clyde's Big Idea: Restore Second Amendment and eliminate all taxes on firearms," 12 Mar. 2021 Frankie Yan, a spokesman for financial services at the Professional Commons and an SFC licensee, said the increase could bring in additional revenue of HK$10 billion to the government. Felix Tam, Fortune, "HKEX shares plunge as Hong Kong increases stamp duty on stock trades for first time since 1993," 24 Feb. 2021 This license requires the licensee to obtain a water supply protection specialist endorsement from the State Plumbing Board before connecting to a public or private water supply system or installing a backflow prevention device. Dan Gill,, "For landscape projects, know which type of professional you need to hire and how to find one," 13 Jan. 2021 September 2020: Page Industries, the exclusive licensee for swimwear firm Speedo and innerwear brand Jockey in India, comes under fire for alleged human rights violations at its Bengaluru unit. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Modi’s Make in India revolution is coming at the cost of Indian factory workers," 23 Dec. 2020 Based on the questions asked during oral arguments, Fulton could well be decided on technical grounds over whether Catholic Social Services is a contractor or licensee of Philadelphia. Mark Satta, The Conversation, "Amy Coney Barrett sizes up 30-year-old precedent balancing religious freedom with rule of law," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of licensee

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of licensee was circa 1864

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“Licensee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of licensee

business : a person or company that has a license to have, make, do, or use something


li·​cens·​ee | \ ˌlīs-ᵊn-ˈsē How to pronounce licensee (audio) \

Legal Definition of licensee

: one to whom a license is given a patent licensee specifically : one (as a firefighter in the course of his or her duty) who is on the property of another by authority of law or by the consent or invitation of the possessor — see also bare licensee, social guest — compare invitee, trespasser

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