- Permission is defined as giving consent or authority or allowing someone to do something.
An example of permission is when you are told that you are allowed to go to a party.
permission definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin permissio ; from past participle of permittere
permission definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of permitting.
- Consent, especially formal consent; authorization.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin permissiō, permissiōn-, from permissus, past participle of permittere, to permit; see permit.
permission - Legal Definition