licensure

noun li·cen·sure \ ˈlī-sᵊn-shər , -ˌshu̇r \
Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of licensure

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

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First Known Use of licensure

circa 1846

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Medical Dictionary

licensure

noun li·cen·sure \ ˈlīs-ᵊn-shər, -ˌshu̇r \

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

Law Dictionary

licensure

noun li·cen·sure \ ˈlīs-ᵊn-shər, -ˌshu̇r \

legal Definition of licensure

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

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