An example of a licence is a certificate authorizing a person to practice law in a given state.
& v.Chiefly British
(countable and uncountable, plural licences)
- (UK, Canada, Australia) standard spelling of license
(third-person singular simple present licences, present participle licencing, simple past and past participle licenced)
- (UK, Canada, nonstandard) Alternative form of license.
- In British and in Canadian English, the noun is spelt licence and the verb is license.
- The spelling licence is not used for either part of speech in the United States.
From Old French licence, from Latin licentia.