What is the meaning of license?


  • A legal document giving official permission to do something.
  • Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech.
  • Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint."when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near- Will Durant; "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break... The rules of decorum- Edmund Burke
  • The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.


  • Authorize officially.
    • usage: "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
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APAWordNet. (2010). license. Retrieved September 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/license/definitions/1193571
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