Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun licence

3 senses of licence

Sense 1
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)
       => liberty -- (freedom of choice; "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes")

Sense 2
license, licence -- (freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech))
       => liberty -- (freedom of choice; "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes")

Sense 3
license, licence, permit -- (a legal document giving official permission to do something)
       => legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb licence

1 sense of licence

Sense 1
license, licence, certify -- (authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state")
       => authorize, authorise, pass, clear -- (grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography")

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