English version

television licence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Broadcasting
television licenceˈtelevision ˌlicence noun [countable]  TCBPETan official piece of paper that you need to buy in Britain in order to legally use a television in your home
Examples from the Corpus
television licenceI've never yet met a claimant who could afford a television licence.This clearly does not leave much money for other items such as a television licence and rental, or holidays.Loss of self-control in cricket is on a par with evasion of payment for a television licence.Of course, buying a television means you will need a television licence as well.
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