license license  /ˈlaɪ səns/


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


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  1. Wagenaar insists that such license-revocation laws are a step in the right direction, though critics argue that people will continue to drive, even without a license.
  2. Export license application processing deadlines were established by the Export Administration Amendments Act of 1985.
  3. Since then, the impounded carand its license platehave been sitting on an army base.


  1. Nvida to License Out Graphics Technology

    Nvidia will license graphics technology to other companies, a new model for the chipmaker that could lead to new business with Apple, Samsung and other mobile device makers.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  2. UPDATE: Cancana Receives Operating License for Manganese Claim in Brazil, Awaits Water License; Shares Fall 7.5% in ...

    UPDATE: Cancana Receives Operating License for Manganese Claim in Brazil, Awaits Water License; Shares Fall 7.5% in early Afternoon
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Univa Releases License Orchestrator Integrated with Univa Grid Engine to Reduce and Optimize Software License Expenses

    Univa, the Data Center Automation Company and home of Grid Engine, today announced the release of License Orchestrator to provide license management through Univa Grid Engine, the most widely deployed, distributed resource management software platform today.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Convincing them to license their music to Apple and others DRM-free will create a truly interoperable music marketplace," Jobs wrote. "Apple will embrace this wholeheartedly."
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: Washington Post

  2. "Decisions by NFL teams to license their separately owned trademarks collectively and to only one vendor are decisions that deprive the marketplace of ...... actual or potential competition," Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in his 9-0 opinion.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Gaston Gazette

  3. "The Penguins organization will re-evaluate our situation after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board makes the decision on the awarding of the Pittsburgh gaming license," Lemieux said.
    on Oct 5, 2006 By: Mario Lemieux Source: Brooks Bulletin

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