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  1. present participle of license


licensing (plural licensings)

  1. A giving of license to do something; sanction.
    • 1874, T. Turner, Lessons in English Literature (volume 1, page 155)
      To fence Truth about with prohibition and licensings, the weak inventions of fear and policy, is to doubt her strength, and vainly to imagine that she needs our protection in the battle that she is for ever waging with falsehood and with error.
    • 2005, Samuel S. Hill, ‎Charles H. Lippy, ‎Charles Reagan Wilson, Encyclopedia of Religion in the South (page 311)
      As a result of these irregular ordinations and licensings, a rupture occurred between prorevival ministers in southern Kentucky and more conservative members of the Synod of Kentucky.