licence licence  /ˈlaɪ səns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
  2. (n) freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
  3. (n) a legal document giving official permission to do something
  4. (v) authorize officially

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News

  1. Fifteen killed in Montenegro bus crash, 31 injured

    PODGORICA (Reuters) - Fifteen people were killed and 31 injured when a passenger bus with Romanian licence plates fell into a deep river gorge in central Montenegro on Sunday, officials said. Police said the bus had swerved off the Zdrijelo Bridge and plunged onto a rocky outcrop in the gorge of the Moraca River, about 50 km (30 miles) north of the capital Podgorica. "This is a major tragedy for ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Thirteen killed in Montenegro bus crash, 33 injured

    PODGORICA (Reuters) - Thirteen people were killed and 33 injured when a passenger bus with Romanian licence plates fell into a deep river gorge in central Montenegro on Sunday, the interior minister said. Police said the bus had swerved off the Zdrijelo Bridge and plunged onto a rocky outcrop in the gorge of the Moraca River, about 50 km (30 miles) north of the capital Podgorica. "There are 13 ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Soccer-Greek side PAS Giannina denied licence to play in Europe

    By Graham Wood ATHENS, June 21 (Reuters) - PAS Giannina will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being denied a licence to play in European competition next season because they did not meet UEFA's financial requirements, the Greek club said on Friday. PAS thought they had earned Greece's final spot in the Europa League - the first time the club had secured a place in Europe in ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. In a statement, Thompson said: "I would like to add my own personal and unreserved apology to Andrew Sachs, his family and to licence fee payers for the completely unacceptable broadcast on BBC Radio 2. BBC audiences accept that, in comedy,...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Mark Thompson Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "When she called me, she asked if her licence was suspended," Mintz said early Wednesday. "If that's the case, she and I are unaware of it."
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Elliot Mintz Source: Toronto Star

  3. Ms Blears said: "I was quite surprised when I read about this, that Ofcom were fining the BBC. The BBC is funded by all of us as licence-payers, so actually, are we having to pay the fine? Then I thought maybe Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand should...
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Hazel Blears Source: BBC News

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