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licence

1 a permission given by one person to another to do some act that, without such permission, it would be unlawful for him to do. In relation to land, a licence may arise gratuitously, or by contract, or by estoppel. Licences arising from a gratuitous act may generally be revoked at the will of the grantor unless some question of estoppel arises; licences arising from a contract are capable of specific enforcement. Licensing is at the heart of the exploitation of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. A software developer will normally grant a licence of copyright to the end user which will permit copying (often necessary to use software) and impose restrictions on use.
2 an official document authorizing a specified activity that would be unlawful for the licensee to engage in without such document (e.g. a liquor licence authorizing the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor; a driving licence authorizing the holder to drive a motor vehicle on the public highway).
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The report mentions the issuance of 86 Craftsmanship licences in Q2 of 2019, compared to 49 similar licences during the same period last year, recording a 76 percent growth.
KARACHI -- Driving licence registration is at a record high with more than 0.4m citizens having registered their licences in the first nine months of the current year, the highest in the last six years.
This one suggested that there was an urgent requirement to address the problem of my lack of a TV licence.
(Licence number: 406390; Notification date: March 11)
With this in mind, TV Licensing is reminding people aged 75 and over in Newcastle to make sure they're claiming their free TV licence.
With this in mind, TV Licensing is reminding people aged 75 and over in the region to make sure they're claiming their free TV licence.
With this in mind, TV Licensing is reminding people aged 75 and over in Middlesbrough to make sure they're claiming their free TV licence.
It will introduce a system of personal licensing where a licensee will be able to trade from any licensed premises without having to apply for a new licence if switching from pub to pub.