LICENSE or LICENCE –
which spelling is correct?
In Canadian and British English:
- LICENSE is a verb (an action)
- e.g., You need to license your dog.
- LICENCE is a noun (a thing)
- e.g., You need to renew your dog’s licence.
In the United States:
- LICENCE is both a verb and a noun
- e.g., You need to licence your dog so that it has a licence.