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Freedom to behave as one wishes, especially in a way which results in excessive or unacceptable behaviour
“I believe that the Government has taken excessive licence from the views of the select committee.”
Formal or official permission to do something
“Several hundred were manufactured under licence in the USSR.”
A writer's or artist's freedom to deviate from fact, or from conventions such as grammar, for effect
“I had to use other means to reach my end - invoking a writer's fictional licence in a few minor instances where I couldn't verify the facts - but reached it was.”
Excessive freedom
“Telescoping the text frantically, he omits most of the low-life scenes, which show how sexual licence slides into moral anarchy.”
A document giving official permission to do, use, or own something
“North West Radio are expected to hold on to their licence when the new franchise winners are announced this evening.”
Intentional disregard of conventional rules to achieve a certain effect
“The government was criticized for giving the army too much licence.”
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