licence

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

licence (countable and uncountable, plural licences)

  1. (Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand) 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. (Britain, Canada, South Africa, nonstandard) Alternative form of license

Usage notes[edit]

  • In British English, Canadian English, Irish English, Australian English, South African English, and New Zealand English the noun is spelled 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]

Further reading[edit]

  • licence in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • licence in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin licentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

licence f (plural licences)

  1. licence
  2. permit, certificate
  3. (education) bachelor's degree (more accurately in France Bac+3)
  4. (somewhat archaic) licence: excessive or undue freedom or liberty
    • 1789 October 21, Assemblée nationale [National Assembly], Décret du 21 octobre 1789 sur les attroupements [Decree of 21 October 1789 regarding mobs]‎[1], Paris, page 475:
      L'Assemblée nationale, considérant que la liberté affermit les empires, mais que la licence les détruit,... a décrété la présente loi martiale:
      The National Assembly, considering that liberty strengthens the empires, but licence destroys them,... has decreed the present martial law:
    • 1791, Louis XVI, “Message du roi à l'Assemblée nationale, le 13 septembre 1791 [Message of the King to the National Assembly, 13 September 1791]”, in Constitution française, présentée au roi par l'Assemblée nationale, le 3 septembre 1791 [French Constitution, presented to the King by the National Assembly, 3 September 1791], Dijon: Imprimerie de P. Causse, page 80:
      Que chacun se rappelle le moment où je me suis éloigné de Paris: la Constitution étoit près de s'achever; et cependant l'autorité des loix sembloit s'affoiblir chaque jour;... la licence des écrits étoit au comble; aucun pouvoir n'étoit respecté.
      Let everyone recalls himself of the moment when I was away from Paris: the Constitution was about to be completed; and yet the authority of the laws seem to weaken every day;... the licence of the writings was at its peak; no power was respected.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: lisans

Further reading[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

licenc +‎ -e (possessive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlit͡sɛnt͡sɛ]
  • Hyphenation: li‧cen‧ce

Noun[edit]

licence

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of licenc

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative licence
accusative licencét
dative licencének
instrumental licencével
causal-final licencéért
translative licencévé
terminative licencéig
essive-formal licenceként
essive-modal licencéül
inessive licencében
superessive licencén
adessive licencénél
illative licencébe
sublative licencére
allative licencéhez
elative licencéből
delative licencéről
ablative licencétől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
licencéé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
licencééi

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]