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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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Jingle crumpled up the licence, and thrust it into his coat pocket.
'Money out of pocket-- posting, nine pounds; licence, three--that's twelve--compensation, a hundred--hundred and twelve--breach of honour--and loss of the lady--'
'Here,' continued the hardened traitor, tossing the licence at Mr.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) issued 3,854 new economic licences in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, as against 2,671 commercial licences issued during Q2 2018, marking an increase of 44 per cent.
ABU DHABI, 1st September, 2019 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, ADDED, issued 3,854 new economic licences in the second quarter, Q2, of 2019, recording an increase of more than 44 percent, compared to the 2,671 commercial licences issued during the same period last year, as per the commercial activity report of Q2 of 2019 issued by the department's Abu Dhabi Business Centre.
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.