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license also: (British) licence
American English: /ˈlaɪs(ə)ns/
British English: /ˈlʌɪs(ə)ns/

Translation of license in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (permit) fishing/hunting license
    permiso de pesca/caza
    import/export license
    permiso de importación/exportación
    liquor license
    permiso para vender bebidas alcohólicas
    they were married by special license (in UK)
    se casaron con una licencia especial
    to manufacture something under license
    fabricar algo bajo licencia
    pilot's license
    licencia de piloto
    it's a license to print money
    es una mina de oro
    Example sentences
    • Virtually no account is taken of the often cruel results of losing one's licence - loss of job, and all that can follow from that.
    • Phantom was a former pirate radio station, which had tried several times to get an official radio licence.
    • All stockings must first be washed in an approved disinfectant and hung on boundary gateposts together with a copy of the official licence.
    1.2driver's license
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (freedom) the editor permitted himself considerable license
    el editor se tomó bastantes libertades
    poetic/dramatic/artistic license
    licencia (feminine) poética/dramática/artística
    2.2 (excessive freedom) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • I believe that the Government has taken excessive licence from the views of the select committee.
    • Equally important, it protects freedom from itself, tempering excesses of individual license by postulating a higher moral code.
    • By avoiding the messiness of debate that a real democracy requires, we have given license to the excesses we now bemoan.

transitive verb

  • autorizar
    otorgarle un permiso or una licencia a
    this taxi is licensed to carry up to four passengers
    este taxi está autorizado para transportar hasta cuatro pasajeros
    Example sentences
    • The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 requires a keeper of a dangerous wild animal to be licensed by the local authority and to take out insurance against liability to third parties.
    • Each signed a separate agreement and each agreement provided that the licensor might also occupy the premises or might license others to occupy jointly with the licensees.
    • A vehicle with seven seats or less, like a black cab, was classed as a taxi and had to be licensed by the local authority.
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