English version

special licence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law, Christianity
special licenceˌspecial ˈlicence noun [countable, uncountable] British English  SCLRRCspecial permission given by the Church of England for a marriage to take place at a time or place not usually allowed
Examples from the Corpus
special licenceHe bragged that he needed a special licence to bring it on the bus.Each brothel has to obtain a special licence from the police and the names of the women must also be registered.You can be married more quickly with a special licence but that will cost you £80.On May 11 Maisie and Thomas were married by special licence at Dunfermline.
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