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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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"I should be glad to oblige the lady, sir, but I had a seven-days' license once, and the work was too hard for me, and too hard for my horses.
`Get a seven-days' license, and I'll make it worth your while;' and you know, Polly, they are very good customers to us.
Thank God, you earn enough to keep us, though it is sometimes close work to pay for all the oats and hay, the license, and the rent besides; but Harry will soon be earning something, and I would rather struggle on harder than we do than go back to those horrid times when you hardly had a minute to look at your own children, and we never could go to a place of worship together, or have a happy, quiet day.
In the last five years, a total income of Rs1.34 billion have been generated for the national treasury through registration and renewal fee of driving licenses.
Census Bureau and determined the availability of seven alcoholic beverage licenses in three communities.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Interior Mohammad Baligh-ur-Rehman on Wednesday informed the upper house of the parliament that there was no plan to lift ban on issuance of licenses of prohibited bore and non prohibited bore arms licenses
Business licenses are required for any business that does business physically in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Cashmere and Leavenworth.
Paws for a Beer, Paws for a Beer LLC, Ryan Wilson Schoen, applied for a direct shipment receiver--in Washington only, tavern--beer/wine, off premises licenses. License no.: 423323.
The government on Monday began issuing new drivers' licenses at 25 sites in Metro Manila and Regions III, IV-A and VIII.
Yet obtaining and maintaining licenses, whether you're an independent adjuster, a staff adjuster, adjuster firm or insurance company is not as easy and straightforward as one might think.
Effective July 1, 2014, the Utah retail license laws changed to allow holders of certain retail liquor licenses to sell such licenses to qualified buyers.
KARACHI -- Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), has cancelled and suspended licenses of 11 different licensed architects and engineers.