under license

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of under license

:in a business arrangement where one company gives official permission to another company to do or make something
  • The company makes computer chips under license from the original manufacturer.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

license play
  1. : permission to act

  2. : freedom of action

  3. : a permission granted by competent authority to engage in a business or occupation or in an activity otherwise unlawful

  1. : to issue a license to

  2. : to permit or authorize especially by formal license

  3. : to give permission or consent to : allow


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