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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 li·cence /ˈlaɪsṇ(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 li·cence /ˈlaɪsṇ(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Li·cense n. [Written also licence.]
 1. Authority or liberty given to do or forbear any act; especially, a formal permission from the proper authorities to perform certain acts or to carry on a certain business, which without such permission would be illegal; a grant of permission; as, a license to preach, to practice medicine, to sell gunpowder or intoxicating liquors.
    To have a license and a leave at London to dwell.   --P. Plowman.
 2. The document granting such permission.
 3. Excess of liberty; freedom abused, or used in contempt of law or decorum; disregard of law or propriety.
    License they mean when they cry liberty.   --Milton.
 4. That deviation from strict fact, form, or rule, in which an artist or writer indulges, assuming that it will be permitted for the sake of the advantage or effect gained; as, poetic license; grammatical license, etc.
 Syn: -- Leave; liberty; permission.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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 [syn: license]
      2: freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable
         rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
         [syn: license]
      3: a legal document giving official permission to do something
         [syn: license, permit]
      v : authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this
          state" [syn: license, certify] [ant: decertify]