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

Definition of licensee

: one that is licensed

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Gurosko and Opdyke testified during Wednesday’s hearing, along with licensee Snyder and DJ Nesbitt. David Anderson,, "Hickory Lodge found not guilty of liquor violations stemming from St. Patrick’s ‘baby race’," 30 Aug. 2019 Nearly 2,190 licenses that generally cover a 35-mile radius have been granted to 1,300 licensees, according to the FCC. Felicia Fonseca, The Denver Post, "Tribes across country push for better internet access," 18 Aug. 2019 Only membership in the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the state-level association of Realtors, and the local-level Realtor association makes licensees a Realtor. Shannon Cobb Evans, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View: What to do if you must file complaint in real estate," 11 Aug. 2019 The Brady Act, which took effect in November 1998, requires federal firearms licensees to conduct the NICS background check before selling a gun to an unlicensed person. Carol Robinson |,, "Some Alabama sheriffs give concealed gun permits without full background checks, DOJ says," 24 July 2019 In April, a German au pair critically injured in the wreck received a $7 million settlement from RTDI and the Seattle Ducks firm, an independent licensee. Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times, "‘I didn’t know if I was dead or alive’: Jury awards $4 million to Montana tourist injured in deadly Ride the Ducks crash," 12 June 2019 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives launched its probe into Washington in July when agents became aware that Washington had bought multiple weapons from a federal firearms licensee. Carol Robinson |, al, "Records: Birmingham man accused of contacting 9/11 terrorist may have tipped off FBI," 20 Aug. 2019 The rifle was reported stolen in July from a federal firearms licensee in Indiana, the DOJ said. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis felon entered Chicago VA medical center with semi-automatic rifle, DOJ says," 13 Aug. 2019 Under the bill, private parties would have to seek out a federal licensee to facilitate a gun deal. Maggie Haberman,, "214 mayors, including Boston’s Walsh, call on Senate to reconvene and pass background check bills," 8 Aug. 2019

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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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