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 suspension is in effect indefinitely and can be challenged by the licensee. USA TODAY, "Stay-at-home order protested, sailors sickened, pork producers test positive: News from around our 50 states," 16 Apr. 2020 The suspension is in effect indefinitely and can be challenged by the licensee. oregonlive, "OLCC suspends license of S. Oregon bar that defied coronavirus order, authorities say," 14 Apr. 2020 Tela Mange, public information officer for TDLR, said all personal care services performed by licensees should be stopped under Abbott’s executive order. Madi Alexander, Dallas News, "Hair stylists and barbers take financial hit during Texas’ stay-at-home order," 9 Apr. 2020 Sammy Catton, chief executive of iApparel Brands LLC, New York, a licensee of the brand, said his grandfather wore Members Only jackets. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Herb Goldsmith Made His Name in Fashion With Members Only," 3 Mar. 2020 The DSPs are, in fact, much larger and more powerful than the music licensees who were the original intended beneficiaries [radio and general licensing to retail] of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees. Ed Christman, Billboard, "NMPA Asks DOJ to Amend Consent Decrees to Allow Publishers to Selectively Withdraw Digital Rights From Blanket Licenses," 13 Sep. 2019 For that reason, access to source code is highly controlled, and would usually be limited to people like source engine licensees, Valve employees and contractors. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive," 22 Apr. 2020 All Pennsylvania state liquor stores and licensee service centers closed on March 17 to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "In Pennsylvania you can buy liquor and wine again online, but only if you're lucky," 2 Apr. 2020 With guidance from the Governor, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners is directing all licensees to follow CDC guidelines regarding elective dental procedures. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Abbott, Texas dental board allow dentist offices to stay open; CDC officials urge stop to elective procedures," 21 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of licensee

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2020

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“Licensee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 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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