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 Govor, a licensee since 2015, has also agreed to retain McDonald’s 62,000 Russian employees for at least two years on equivalent terms. Dee-ann Durbin, Chicago Tribune, 19 May 2022 The measure also would limit a seller to one converter per day per licensee, and the transactions would have to be made by check, not cash. Jesse Leavenworth,, 28 Mar. 2022 Between them, Hendrix Experience LLC and Authentic Hendrix LLC own Hendrix’s musical catalogue (as well as the musician’s name and image rights) while Sony is the exclusive licensee of his music. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 8 Feb. 2022 If Utah officials shut down a facility for abuse or misconduct, state rules prohibit the licensee from re-applying for a license for five years. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 The new statute permits the operator and the licensee to split the licensing fee on a 50/50 basis. Gregory Harutunian,, 10 Mar. 2022 Soccer is highly popular in China and iQiyi stepped in to become the primary EPL licensee in China, signing a four-year contract in 2021, after the collapse of a deal with PPTV. Patrick Frater, Variety, 9 Mar. 2022 The licensing rules also note that regulators can consider a licensee’s past violations when deciding whether to award a new license. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 Sony is the exclusive licensee of Hendrix’s music, which is owned by Hendrix Experience LLC and Authentic Hendrix LLC. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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24 May 2022

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“Licensee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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