license to do

license to do something

permission, right, or justification to do something. You have no license to behave in that manner! Who granted you license to enter my house without knocking?
See also: license
References in classic literature ?
In place, there is license to do good, and evil; whereof the latter is a curse: for in evil, the best condition is not to win; the second, not to can.
Before the class started, the city's head public nurse called me, and asked for my Hungarian license to do what I wanted to do.