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

Definition of licensee

: one that is licensed

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Because liquor licensees have to run an establishment a minimum number of hours per week, Heil’s plan is to open a bar as a part of an event center. Heather Kennison, The Seattle Times, "Idaho funeral homes are becoming more like event centers," 18 Feb. 2018 However, the companies that would take over as licensees all have close ties to Sinclair and its chairman, David Smith. Keach Hagey, WSJ, "FCC Chairman Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With Sinclair-Tribune Deal," 16 July 2018 Bianca Elizabeth Ibarria, 23, and Adalberto deJesus Vasquez Pelayo Jr., 24, also of South Los Angeles, are charged with making a false statement in a federal firearm licensee's records during the purchase of a firearm. Richard Winton,, "Two Gardena police officers charged with illegally selling more than 100 guns," 26 Mar. 2018 Unlike fellow BlackBerry licensee TCL’s latest device, the the Key2, the Evolve won’t have a physical QWERTY keyboard, but a standard full-width touchscreen instead. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "Optiemus unveils BlackBerry Evolve devices with massive batteries and displays," 2 Aug. 2018 In the 30 years since, Slam Jam has become a licensee, a store, a collaborator, and a nexus of creativity and cool. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Think Streetwear Is a New Phenomenon? Meet Luca Benini Who Started the Hype 30 Years Ago," 11 Jan. 2019 Hundred-page manifestos outlining the colors, language and attitude that licensees and designers should use for each princess are treated as gospel. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Beauty and the Backlash: Disney’s Modern Princess Problem," 17 Nov. 2018 Basic’ Back Home As the U.S. operation struggled, Woolrich’s losses were buffered by its decadeslong partnership with its Italian licensee. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Weaving Magic Unravels in Woolrich, Pa.," 21 Dec. 2018 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

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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 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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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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