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 With the new Valley Station store, Heine Bros. will have 18 locations in the Kentuckiana region, including its shop in the Falls City Market at Omni Hotel Louisville that is owned by Omni Hotels as a licensee. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Heine Brothers' Coffee to open a new location in Valley Station," 7 May 2021 As a licensee with MLB, Minor League Baseball, and more, Dugout Mugs, with their unique, engraved beverage containers made from the barrel of baseball bats, stands out in the crowd and has the company growing profits. Maury Brown, Forbes, "Drinking Beverages From The Barrel Of A Baseball Bat Fuels Profits For Dugout Mugs," 7 May 2021 Laughlin and Street said the proposal also prioritizes licensee applicants who’ve suffered disproportionately from the war on drugs and encourages the growth of smaller operations. Christen Smith, Washington Examiner, "Cannabis activists rally at Pennsylvania capitol," 21 Apr. 2021 Optis sought to tell the jury that Apple was an unwilling licensee without putting its own actions before the jury, Gilstrap said. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Apple wins new trial over Texas jury’s $506 million patent verdict," 15 Apr. 2021 Signal Brands, the handbag licensee of Guess, Inc., has voluntarily halted the sale of its G-Logo totes. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Telfar Supporters React After GUESS Pulls Alleged Knockoff Bag From Its' Shelves," 30 Mar. 2021 Additionally, the bill requires each new licensee to contribute $1 million to the state’s Public Health Trust Fund annually to support the commission’s research on consumer protection., "Should sports betting be legalized in Massachusetts?," 19 Mar. 2021 And the federal government has, according to the Brady bill has three business days in order to respond to the request of a federal firearms licensee who asks for a background check. Marisa Schultz, Fox News, "Rep. Andrew Clyde's Big Idea: Restore Second Amendment and eliminate all taxes on firearms," 12 Mar. 2021 Frankie Yan, a spokesman for financial services at the Professional Commons and an SFC licensee, said the increase could bring in additional revenue of HK$10 billion to the government. Felix Tam, Fortune, "HKEX shares plunge as Hong Kong increases stamp duty on stock trades for first time since 1993," 24 Feb. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'licensee.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of licensee

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about licensee

Time Traveler for licensee

Time Traveler

The first known use of licensee was circa 1864

See more words from the same year

Statistics for licensee

Last Updated

12 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Licensee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for licensee



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

More from Merriam-Webster on licensee

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for licensee

Nglish: Translation of licensee for Spanish Speakers

Comments on licensee

What made you want to look up licensee? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!