One last word about "License"
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Sat Jul 21 17:35:56 UTC 2007
From "The Online Etymological Dictionary"
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licence at Dictionary.com <http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=licence>
1362, "liberty (to do something), leave," from O.Fr. licence, from
L. licentia "freedom, liberty, license," from licentem (nom.
licens). prp. of licere "to be allowed, be lawful," from PIE base
*leik- "to offer, bargain." Meaning "formal (usually written)
permission from authority to do something" (marry, hunt, drive,
etc.) is first attested 1433. Meaning "excessive liberty, disregard
of propriety" is from c.1450. The verb is first attested 1398.
Licence is preferred for the noun, license for the verb, on model of
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