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Definition 1: a legal document giving official permission to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for licence in the sense of this definition

(licence is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... is a kind of licence ) a permit to enter or leave a military installation

"he had to show his pass in order to get out"

(... is a kind of licence ) a license to pursue a particular occupation

(... is a kind of licence ) a license authorizing two people to marry

(... is a kind of licence ) a license authorizing the holder to sell alcoholic beverages

(... is a kind of licence ) a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation

(... is a kind of licence ) a document authorizing the bearer to learn to drive an automobile

(... is a kind of licence ) a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time

(... is a kind of licence ) a license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time

(... is a kind of licence ) a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle

(... is a kind of licence ) a document authorizing the holder to construct a building of a particular kind on a particular lot

(licence belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for licence in the sense of this definition

(licence is a kind of ...) freedom of choice

"liberty of opinion" "liberty of worship" "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases" "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"

(... is a kind of licence ) license used by a writer or artist to heighten the effect of their work

Definition 3: excessive freedom; lack of due restraint - [noun denoting state]

Samples where licence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near
  • the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum

Synonyms for licence in the sense of this definition

(licence is a kind of ...) freedom of choice

"liberty of opinion" "liberty of worship" "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases" "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"

Samples where licence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am licensed to practice law in this state

Synonyms for licence in the sense of this definition

(licence is a kind of ...) grant authorization or clearance for

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

(... is a kind of licence ) grant a franchise to

(... is a kind of licence ) grant a charter to

(... is a kind of licence ) grant credentials to

"The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution" "recognize an academic degree"

(licence implies ...) give sanction to

"I approve of his educational policies"

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