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sublicense

noun sub·li·cense \ ˌsəb-ˈlī-sᵊn(t)s \
variants: or chiefly British sublicence
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sublicense

plural sublicenses
: 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

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sublicense

verb
variants: or British sublicence

Definition of sublicense

sublicensed; sublicensing
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

1814


Law Dictionary

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

sublicense

verb

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