Definition of licensed in US English:

licensed

adjective

  • Having an official license.

    ‘a licensed taxi operator’
    • ‘The designs will be used on Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks tickets and officially licensed merchandise.’
    • ‘It is therefore a form of interrogational torture; it is the officially licensed form.’
    • ‘But officially licensed guides are the best way to go.’
    • ‘He had gambled away his licensed taxi as a result of his increasing debt and it was time to pay the debts.’
    • ‘This means that it is an officially licensed game based on the books.’
    • ‘We did not have officially licensed merchandise in those days.’
    • ‘What happened, your Honours, is that timber from approximately three-quarters of the leasehold itself was logged by licensed timber operators.’
    • ‘A wave of consolidation in China's domestic handset industry will reduce the number of mainland makers from the current 37 officially licensed vendors, he said.’
    • ‘Even though an attorney wrote the answers presented here, the information must not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice from a licensed attorney.’
    • ‘He is a licensed trustee in bankruptcy and is engaged in a number of files as trustee and court appointed receiver.’
    • ‘Tasmania at the moment, is going to be the quickest to get to something close to a total indoor smoke ban in licensed venues, pubs, clubs, gaming areas.’
    • ‘All commercial space will be given to recognised and licensed operators after a bid or a competition of market prices.’
    • ‘Officials say the newly licensed producers are aiming for a different market - the poorer rural residents and, eventually, overseas consumers.’
    • ‘Yes, but what I am emphasising at the moment is the purpose for which he had the right to occupy the subleased area and the licensed right to use shared facilities subject to that reasonable permission.’
    • ‘There may also be a cap on foreign banks, in terms of absolute numbers, or in terms of a maximum percentage of assets held by all licensed banks in the jurisdiction.’
    • ‘If affordable, car owners should have their own officially licensed emission test devices to ensure against possible police accusations of unsatisfactory results.’
    • ‘Now the situation across Down District has got so bad that licensed taxi drivers say that they are being forced out of business.’
    • ‘Under the Act you have carriers, so you cannot actually provide carriage services unless you are a licensed carrier.’
    • ‘Most of these taxi operators are unlicensed and licensed operators have requested that the council and the Tourism Authority of Thailand rectify the situation as quickly as possible.’
    • ‘The Respondent is employed as a licensed mechanic and presently earns $48, 900 per annum.’
    official, appointed, legal, recognized, authorized, approved, certified, warranted, empowered, deputed, endorsed, sanctioned, vouched for
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Pronunciation

licensed

/ˈlaɪs(ə)nst//ˈlīs(ə)nst/