Definition of licensure in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlīsənSHər/ Pronunciation: /-ˌSHo͝or/


chiefly North American
The granting or regulation of licenses, as for professionals: licensure for respiratory therapists
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  • Permits may be issued in certain professions where an applicant for licensure meets specific requirements.
  • A licensure examination tests more than technical knowledge, although that is a large part of it.
  • The current licensure processing time is approximately 4-8 weeks from the date the complete application packet is received.


Mid 19th century: from license + -ure.

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Syllabification: li·cen·sure

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