Etymology
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licensed (adj.)

1590s, "given privilege or free range," past-participle adjective from license (v.). Meaning "having been granted a license" is from 1630s.

updated on June 30, 2016

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Definitions of licensed from WordNet

licensed (adj.)
given official approval to act;
licensed pharmacist
Synonyms: accredited / commissioned / licenced
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.