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licenses

noun
variants: or licences
plural of license

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something
  • the company is seeking license to operate several more power plants in the state

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2 the granting of power to perform various acts or duties
  • a restaurant owner has to get a license to serve food and drink

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3 the right to act or move freely
  • military commanders on the ground must be granted considerable license, as wars cannot be micromanaged by people back in Washington

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licenses

verb
variants: also licences
present tense third-person singular of license

Synonyms & Antonyms of licenses (Entry 2 of 2)

to give official or legal power to
  • a state statute licenses county sheriffs to choose their own deputies

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“Licenses.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/licenses. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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