A legal document giving official permission to do something; a permit. (noun)
The legal terms under which a person is allowed to use a product, especially software. (noun)
Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech). (noun)
Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint. (noun)
An academic degree, the holder of which is called a licentiate, ranking slightly below doctorate, awarded by certain European and Latin-American universities. (noun)
The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization. (verb)
Authorize officially. (verb)
Examples of word license
This license is the highest level granted by the society, and while no hierarchy should be inferred (all referees are equal regardless of classification), this is (to my knowledge) only the fifth, sixth or seventh individual to meet the criteria for the license*.
This was the first time that I have read the term "license raj," but anyone familiar with the India of the 1950's through the 1980's, knows how misguided socialism held them back for decades.
In this regard, the simplicity of the Public Domain "license" is very tempting.
Certain license is taken when translating material from one medium to another.
This could enable the term license to last for the full five or eight years of the term regardless of how many copies were actually selling.