li·​cen·​sure | \ ˈlī-sᵊn-shər How to pronounce licensure (audio) , -ˌshu̇r \

Definition of licensure

: the granting of licenses especially to practice a profession also : the state of being licensed

Examples of licensure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Penczarski returned to Ashland University and earned her licensure as a superintendent. cleveland, 22 Apr. 2021 As Grow Your Own guides its participants through the steps for licensure, there are also group meetings where people can exchange ideas. Steve Sadin,, 15 June 2021 Black teachers tend to lag behind their white counterparts on the knowledge and reading tests for licensure, but Chapman said research suggests that these tests are poor predictors of teacher effectiveness. James E. Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2021 Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett also led a service of licensure, commissioning and ordination, held at Asbury United Methodist Church in Shelby County, to ordain new deacons and elders. al, 5 June 2021 Under the bill, in order to obtain a license, immigrants would need to meet all other existing licensure requirements and show proof of identity, date of birth, and Massachusetts residency., 23 June 2021 Traditional higher education programs still exist, but many nonconventional and alternative teacher preparation programs have been established, and the licensure via portfolio option has been expanded. Caroline Maguire And Laura Mogelson, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 In the construction industry, in particular, gaps can be filled by expanding your expertise and licensure, onboarding individuals with experience not yet adopted into the company, or incorporating new sales tactics to reach a larger audience. Gianni Cortes, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Instead, Sunrise designed a standardized approach to valuing each position within the company, adjusted for experience and licensure. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 11 June 2021

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First Known Use of licensure

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Licensure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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li·​cen·​sure | \ ˈlīs-ᵊn-shər, -ˌshu̇r How to pronounce licensure (audio) \

Medical Definition of licensure

1 : the state or condition of having a license granted by official or legal authority to perform medical acts and procedures not permitted by persons without such a license applicant must have RN licensure also : the granting of such licenses a state board of medical licensure
2 : approval of a drug or medical procedure by official or legal authority for use in the practice of medicine the licensure was based on the results of randomized clinical trials of the vaccine's protective efficacy— E. D. Shapiro et al.


li·​cen·​sure | \ ˈlīs-ᵊn-shər, -ˌshu̇r How to pronounce licensure (audio) \

Legal Definition of licensure

: the granting of licenses especially to practice a profession also : the state of being licensed


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