What is Licence ?
Licence is (noun) 1. a document which gives official permission to own something or to do something She has applied for an export licence for these paintings. 2. a freedom, especially when used wrongly Designers should be given the licence to change the whole design whenever they want. 3. under licence with official permission from a owner The cars are made in South America under licence. (NOTE: [all senses] The US spelling is license.)
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level