"license" in the noun sense
1. license, licence, permit
a legal document giving official permission to do something
2. license, licence
freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
3. license, licence
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
4. license, permission, permit
the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
"license" in the verb sense
1. license, licence, certify
"I am licensed to practice law in this state"
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