li·​cens·​ee | \ ˌlī-sᵊn(t)-ˈsē \

Definition of licensee 

: one that is licensed

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But, according to his financial disclosures, the 19 remaining licensees were still paying him a combined $2.4 million-plus per year, just to put the Trump name on their goods., "Before he ran for office, Trump made millions off his brand. Now his merchandise empire is virtually gone.," 13 Apr. 2018 But of all the changes that this new licensing model could bring, simply charging licensees might not be the biggest. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Google could finally face serious competition for Android," 18 Oct. 2018 The dealership on Corunna Road is operated by by licensees Patsy Lou Williamson and Ted Merrill Gans, and sells new and used vehicles. Detroit Free Press, "This Michigan Chevy dealership can't sell cars for 15 days," 11 May 2018 The fund currently has about $7.5 million, compiled from fees paid by licensees, Ms. Salas said. Kaya Laterman, New York Times, "How to Avoid a Renovation Nightmare," 30 Mar. 2018 Still, government plans to stimulate spending by exploration licensees such as Exxon Mobil Corp and Ophir Energy Plc took a blow on Wednesday., "Equatorial Guinea Energy Outlook Suffers Double Whammy This Week," 7 Mar. 2018 But the Supreme Court said that this was acceptable because there are only a limited number of broadcast frequencies, so the government can regulate the licensees of those frequencies. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Trump keeps complaining about bias on Twitter — but what can he do about it? 8 experts weigh in.," 23 Aug. 2018 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

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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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