a license to (do something)

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a license to (do something)

The authority or permission to do something. The pharmaceutical company treated its sole ownership of lifesaving drug's formula as a license to charge exorbitant amounts of money for it. The secret agent was granted a license to kill by the CIA.
See also: license

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 ?
But hurried on by the precipitancy of youth, and having his imperial majesty's license to pay my attendance upon the emperor of Blefuscu, I took this opportunity, before the three days were elapsed, to send a letter to my friend the secretary, signifying my resolution of setting out that morning for Blefuscu, pursuant to the leave I had got; and, without waiting for an answer, I went to that side of the island where our fleet lay.
Potluck Valley Farms, 1106 Cannon Way, Suite C, Colville, applied to change location of a marijuana producer tier 1, marijuana processor license to 2018 Iron St., Suite B, Bellingham.
Agave Azul Family Mexican Restaurant, 128 Cottage Ave., Cashmere; Agave Azul Inc., Bertha Acero and Jorge Acero applied for a license to sell spirits, beer and wine in the restaurant lounge.
Contract award: delivery perpetual license to use the server software and client access licenses.
* Limit license to specific domain(s) - great for licensing web based apps, libraries, frameworks or controls.
Green paid the city the $1,000 annual license renewal fee until 2003, when she transferred the all-alcoholic pouring liquor license to a new Olive Garden being built near Solomon Pond Mall - for $150,000.
Historically, CalCPA has opposed requirements for trustees who already are licensed, such as banks, attorneys and CPAs, to obtain an additional license to provide this service.
Say Damian Loeb paid for a license to borrow a registered image of Tina Barney's.
But that changed, too, in 1913 when a license to trap became a requirement.
Survey participants were asked if they had seen a decline in new applications for licensure and/or applications for endorsement (the process by which an administrator with a license in one jurisdiction applies to transfer that license to another) from administrators already licensed in other states.
When it comes to obtaining a license to be a general contractor, under a new law proposed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani last week, the qualifications would be "good character, honesty and integrity."
If you realize you are incorrectly using the CPA designation, you can, of course, become a licensed CPA, choose not to use the designation or get involved in changing the state laws to specifically allow accountants without a current license to use the designation.
The fees for the license to use copyrighted music (for classroom use in our case) are not standardized, negotiated, and not fair.
Obtaining a license to manufacture and market Olympic merchandise has proven a tough task for African-American companies.