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 The rule permits retail licensees to take orders and deliver marijuana to a customer who is outside and within 150 feet of the retailer’s licensed premises. oregonlive, "Oregon licensed marijuana retailers can sell pot curbside under new temporary rule," 23 Mar. 2020 The bobblehead was manufactured by FOCO, an official licensee and manufacturer of the Houston Rockets and NBA merchandise. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Special edition James Harden bobblehead on sale now," 4 Mar. 2020 Each licensee would be allowed to operate up to 300 machines. USA TODAY, "Fallen hero honored, manatees rescued, rabid bats on campus, hungry bears not hibernating: News from around our 50 states," 24 Feb. 2020 The bill would grant these licensees an exception between July 13 and July 16. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Public safety concerns could put bill to extend bar time during DNC in jeopardy," 19 Feb. 2020 The department revoked or accepted the surrender of three licenses from former clergy members and is investigating a dozen other licensees. Washington Post, "States use Catholic clergy abuse lists to screen applicants," 6 Feb. 2020 It was heavily involved in the development and passage of the landmark Music Modernization Act, which deals with the relationship between performing rights organizations and content licensees. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Broadcasters Slam DOJ's Support of Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights in Licensing Battle," 16 Jan. 2020 The House wants to establish a tax rate that ranges between 15 percent and 28 percent of the adjusted gross receipts of a licensee based on the amount of capital investments the license holder makes at the casino. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Virginia Senate rejects House version of casino bill," 26 Feb. 2020 The licensees have had mandatory meetings with their staff since the violation and the bartender, who was certified in alcohol awareness, will be taking the class again, Meyer said. Erika Butler,, "Two new Harford restaurants fined for serving alcohol to a minor," 7 Nov. 2019

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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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30 Mar 2020

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“Licensee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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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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