li·cens·ee | \ˌlī-sᵊn(t)-ˈsē \

Definition of licensee 

: one that is licensed

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David Rodriguez-Flores, 55, one of the licensees of Pequenos Rascals Learning Center, was arrested June 20. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "Tahoe day care suspended by Social Services after sexual-assault arrest of worker," 27 June 2018 The good news for future licensees: Idaho’s population is steadily climbing, and businesses don’t hold onto their licenses forever. Heather Kennison, idahostatesman, "So you want an Idaho liquor license? Prepare to fork over money or have some patience," 29 Jan. 2018 The United States had more than 130,000 active federal firearms licensees in 2017, including dealers, manufacturers and pawnbrokers, according to the A.T.F.’s most recent statistics. Ali Watkins, New York Times, "When Guns Are Sold Illegally, A.T.F. Is Lenient on Punishment," 3 June 2018 Instead of a suspension or revocation taking place 16 days after a notice is sent to the licensee, it will be imposed within three days. Mikaela Porter, Courant Community, "Proposed Changes To Streamline West Hartford's Entertainment, Food Truck Ordinances Go To Public Hearing Tuesday," 12 July 2018 Most of the licensees have opened in recent months after long delays with getting the industry off the ground in Maryland. Meredith Cohn,, "Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Mount Vernon, co-owned by Hopkins medical professor," 20 June 2018 Greene Turtle Greene Turtle licensees Robert Frankis, Jonathan Gettle and Michael Venanzi appeared for their hearing. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford liquor board fines four businesses for selling to a minor," 7 June 2018 The Pennsylvania Department of State does not comment on whether any licensee is under investigation, said spokeswoman Wanda Murren. Katie Park,, "Bucks funeral home director pleads guilty to stealing nearly $300K from clients," 6 June 2018 An additional 5,000-plus stores operated by licensees will receive the antibias training materials later. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Starbucks Lacks Clear Guidance for Employees on Nonpaying Customers," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of licensee

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

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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to reject or criticize sharply

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