licence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French licence, from Latin licentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪsəns/
  • Hyphenation: li‧cence

Noun[edit]

licence (countable and uncountable, plural licences)

  1. (UK, Canada, Australia) standard spelling of license

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

licence (third-person singular simple present licences, present participle licencing, simple past and past participle licenced)

  1. (UK, Canada, nonstandard) Alternative form of license.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In British English, Canadian English, Irish English, Australian English, and New Zealand English the noun is spelt licence and the verb is license.
  • The spelling licence is not used for either part of speech in the United States.

Translations[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin licentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

licence f

  1. licence (UK), license (US)

Declension[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin licentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

licence f (plural licences)

  1. licence
  2. permit, certificate
  3. bachelor’s degree (more accurately in France Bac+3)

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

licence f (oblique plural licences, nominative singular licence, nominative plural licences)

  1. leave; permission to be away, to be not present

Descendants[edit]