Associations to the word «Licence»

Wiktionary

LICENCE, noun. (British) (Canada) (Australia) standard spelling of license
LICENCE, verb. (UK) (Canada) (nonstandard) Alternative form of license
LICENCE PLATE, noun. Alternative form of license plate
LICENCE TO CRENELLATE, noun. In medieval Britain, a licence, granted by the king giving permission to fortify a manor house.
LICENCE TO PRINT MONEY, noun. (colloquial) (idiomatic) A means of generating a large income with little effort.
LICENCE TO PRINT MONEY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: The authority to print money, usually given to a central bank exclusively as the issuer of currency.

Dictionary definition

LICENCE, noun. 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.
LICENCE, noun. Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech).
LICENCE, noun. A legal document giving official permission to do something.
LICENCE, verb. Authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.