What is license?

  • (noun): The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.
    Synonyms: permission, permit
    See also — Additional definitions below

License

A license is an academic degree. Originally, in order to teach at a university, one needed this degree which, according to its title, gave the bearer a license to teach. The name survived despite the fact that nowadays a doctorate is typically needed in order to teach at a university. A person who holds a license is called a licentiate.

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Marriage License
... A marriage license (American English) or marriage licence (British English) is a document issued, either by a church or state authority, authorizing a couple to marry ... The procedure for obtaining a license varies between countries and has changed over time ... Marriage licenses began to be issued in the Middle Ages, to permit a marriage which would otherwise be illegal (for instance, if the necessary period of notice for the marriage had not been given) ...
Okapi Framework - License
... developed under the Okapi Framework project is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License agreement ...
License
... A license is an academic degree ... degree which, according to its title, gave the bearer a license to teach ... A person who holds a license is called a licentiate ...
Wikia - Topics and Wikis
... Wikia requires all user text content to be published under a free license most use the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, although Memory Alpha and Uncyclopedia use a noncommercial variant and some use ...
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... Valley, SpikeSource, O'Reilly, Intel QualiPSo project, EU commission License Non-free license, but authorised distribution Assessment models licensed under the Academic Free License Methodology ...

More definitions of "license":

  • (noun): Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint.
    Example: "When liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant; "the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
    Synonyms: licence
  • (noun): A legal document giving official permission to do something.
    Synonyms: licence, permit
  • (noun): Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech).
    Synonyms: licence

Famous quotes containing the word license:

    It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

    I go out of my way, but rather by license than carelessness.... It is the inattentive reader
    who loses my subject, not I. Some word about it will always be found off in a corner, which will not fail to be sufficient, though it takes little room.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    It would much conduce to the public benefit, if, instead of discouraging free-thinking, there was erected in the midst of this free country a dianoetic academy, or seminary for free-thinkers, provided with retired chambers, and galleries, and shady walks and groves, where, after seven years spent in silence and meditation, a man might commence a genuine free-thinker, and from that time forward, have license to think what he pleased, and a badge to distinguish him from counterfeits.
    George Berkeley (1685–1753)