Licenced



[lahy-suh ns] /ˈlaɪ səns/

noun, verb (used with object), licenced, licencing.
1.
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/ˈlaɪsəns/
noun
1.
a certificate, tag, document, etc, giving official permission to do something
2.
formal permission or exemption
3.
liberty of action or thought; freedom
4.
intentional disregard of or deviation from conventional rules to achieve a certain effect: poetic licence
5.
excessive freedom
6.
licentiousness
n.

mid-14c., “liberty (to do something), leave,” from Old French licence “freedom, liberty, power, possibility; permission,” (12c.), from Latin licentia “freedom, liberty, license,” from licentem (nominative licens). present participle of licere “to be allowed, be lawful,” from PIE root *leik- “to offer, bargain” (cf. Lettish likstu “I come to terms”). Meaning “formal (usually written) permission from authority to do something” (marry, hunt, drive, etc.) is first attested early 15c. Meaning “excessive liberty, disregard of propriety” is from mid-15c. No etymological justification for the spelling with -s-; attempts to confine license to verbal use and licence to noun use (cf. advise/advice, devise/device) seem to have failed.
v.

c.1400, “grant formal authorization,” from license (n.). Related: Licenced; Licencing.

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