An example of a license is what drivers carry showing they are legally able to drive.
An example of a license is the document a married couple has saying they are legally married.
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Origin of license
- Middle English licence from Old French from Medieval Latin licentia authorization from Latin freedom from licēns licent- present participle of licēre to be permitted
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition