These ROOT-WORDS are LIC & LICIT from the Latin licere which means to PERMIT. This is a tricky one. LICense can so easily slip away from the law and authority to disorder. Keep the meaning clear.
1. License : LIC cense (lise’ ens) n.
Freedom to act; a permit; as, a driver’s license
2. Licensed : LIC ensed (lies’ ensd) adj
3. Licensee : LIC ensee (lise en see’) n.
The one to whom a license is granted
4. Licenser : LIC enser (lise’ en ser) n.
The one who grants the license
5. Licensor : LIC ensor (lie’ sen ser) n.
Legal way of saying No.4
6. Licensure : LIC ensure (lise; en shur) n.
The granting of licenses; especially, to those who practice
7. Licentiate : LIC entiate (lie sen’ chee at) n.
One who is licensed to practice a profession
8. Licentiation : LIC entiation (lie sen shi ay’ shun) n.
The act of granting a license; especially, to practice medicine
9. Licentious : LIC entious (lie sen’ shus) adj.
Taking liberties; disregarding rules; especially in morals
10. Licentiously : LIC entiously (lie sen’ chus lee) adv.
11. Licentiousness : LIC entiousness (lie sen’ chus ness) n.
The state of immorality
12. Licit : LICIT (lis’ it ) adj.
Permitted; lawful; conceded
13. Illicit : il LICIT (il is’ it) adj.
14. Illicitly : il LICIT ly (il is’ it lee) adv.
15. Illicitness : il LICIT ness (i lis’ it nes) n.
The state of being unauthorized by law
16. License plate : LIC ense plate (lie’ sens plate) n.
A plate or tag showing that the vehicle is granted the license
17. Unlicensed : un LIC ensed (un lise’ ensd) adj.
Not permitted; unlawful
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