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Definition 1: the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for license in the sense of this definition

(license is a kind of ...) the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

(... is a kind of license ) permission to proceed

"the plane was given clearance to land"

(... is a kind of license ) formal permission to depart

"he gave me his conge"

(... is a kind of license ) the act of allowing

"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"

(... is a kind of license ) an exemption from some rule or obligation

(... is a kind of license ) official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)

Definition 2: a legal document giving official permission to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for license in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(license 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 3: freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for license in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 4: excessive freedom; lack of due restraint - [noun denoting state]

Samples where license 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 license in the sense of this definition

(license 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 license or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am licensed to practice law in this state

Synonyms for license in the sense of this definition

(license 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 license ) grant a franchise to

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

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

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

(license implies ...) give sanction to

"I approve of his educational policies"

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