sublicense

noun
sub·​li·​cense | \ ˌsəb-ˈlī-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce sublicense (audio) \
variants: US sublicense or chiefly British sublicence
plural sublicenses

Definition of sublicense

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a subordinate license granted to another by one already having a license Universities often work to breed products especially suited to their state's agricultural needs. When they develop appropriate products, they'll seek plant variety protection (similar to a patent) through the federal government, then maintain the purity of that product by selling it to a company with a sublicense for the seed. In turn, they receive royalties …— Carla Joinson

sublicense

verb
variants: US sublicense or British sublicence
sublicensed; sublicensing

Definition of sublicense (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to grant a sublicense for (something) The company plans to incorporate the system into a demonstration facility for recycling vehicles and will sublicense the … technology to automobile shredders worldwide.— John DeGaspari

First Known Use of sublicense

Noun

1814, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Sublicense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sublicense. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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sublicense

noun
sub·​li·​cense | \ ˌsəb-ˈlīs-ᵊns \

Legal Definition of sublicense

: a license granted by a licensee that grants some or all of the rights (as to a patent) acquired under the original license

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