licensure

noun

li·​cen·​sure ˈlī-sᵊn-shər How to pronounce licensure (audio)
-ˌshu̇r
: 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 After leaving direct sales, Paulson eventually switched her professional focus to coaching, another enterprise that requires little in the way of licensure or qualifications beyond confident self-presentation and a nose for an easy mark. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2024 Engineering schools are traditionally the venue for a family of professional disciplines, regulated with licensure requirements for practice. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 19 Mar. 2024 Licensing and Regulation: Achieving CPA licensure is a multifaceted process beyond passing the Uniform CPA Exam. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 Exempting superintendents from license requirements would no longer ensure such school officials have hundreds of hours of classroom experience or have received an advanced degree in education, according to state licensure requirements. Journal Sentinel, 29 Mar. 2024 Pucci graduated with a master’s degree in social work from New York University in 2002 and failed the licensure test five times. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2024 The exact requirements for licensure, including the duration of work experience and ethical standards, can vary by state, underscoring the importance of understanding local regulations. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 Removing barriers to gaining clinical licensure is just one step on the path forward. Janelle Goodwill, STAT, 11 Jan. 2024 Certification Process: While the bar exam is the primary licensure requirement, tax attorneys may pursue additional certifications or specializations in taxation. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of licensure was circa 1846

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“Licensure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/licensure. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

licensure

noun
li·​cen·​sure ˈlīs-ᵊn-shər, -ˌshu̇r How to pronounce licensure (audio)
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 efficacyE. D. Shapiro et al.

Legal Definition

licensure

noun
li·​cen·​sure ˈlīs-ᵊn-shər, -ˌshu̇r How to pronounce licensure (audio)
: the granting of licenses especially to practice a profession
also : the state of being licensed
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