licensor li‧cen‧sor [ˈlaɪsnsə ǁ ˌlaɪsnˈsɔːr] also li‧cens‧er [-snsə ǁ -ər] BrE noun [countable] LAW
1. someone who gives official permission to someone to do something:

• The general licensor has unlimited time within which to issue a license.

2. an organization that gives permission to another organization to make or sell something to which it holds the patent (= the legal right to make or sell a new product ) :

• Competition rules protect the licenser as well as the licensee.

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licensor UK US /ˈlaɪsənsər/ noun [C] (also licenser)
LAW, COMMERCE, IT a person or organization who gives another person or organization official permission to make, do, or own something: »

The company is a leading producer and licensor of television game shows.

Compare LICENSEE(Cf. ↑licensee)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • licensor — li·cen·sor / līs ən sər, ˌlīs ən sȯr/ n: one that issues a license Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. licensor …   Law dictionary

  • licensor — license (also licence) ► VERB 1) grant a licence to. 2) authorize. DERIVATIVES licensable adjective licenser (also licensor) noun. ORIGIN from LICENCE(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • licensor — noun see license II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • licensor — See licensable. * * * …   Universalium

  • licensor — noun A party that grants a license to another …   Wiktionary

  • licensor — n. one who licenses, one who gives official permission …   English contemporary dictionary

  • licensor — li·cen·sor …   English syllables

  • licensor — /laɪsənˈsɔ/ (say luysuhn saw) noun someone who grants licences. Also, licenser /ˈlaɪsənsə/ (say luysuhnsuh) …  

  • licensor — / laɪsensə/ noun a person who licenses someone …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • licensor — /layssnsar/ The person who gives or grants a license …   Black's law dictionary

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