Office for mac licence question

Does anyone know if i can use a Office 2016 licence to activate a 2011 copy of office.
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Mr KnackeredCommented:
No, I don't believe it will work. You will need to get an Outlook 2011 license code.
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Jaspreet SinghIT Systems & Network ProfessionalCommented:
Dear OP, The license key that you usually get along with the software you purchased is generated via software activation mechanism (algorithm). So it only matches to the version it is created/generated for. They might work if its only a minimal update but of the version.

 A simple example that will make sense would be if you have two locks; one big and the other small. The key for the smaller lock can't be used for the bigger one.
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