- 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.
Origin of permissionMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin permissio ; from past participle of permittere
- The act of permitting, especially in giving formal consent; authorization: Do they have permission to leave?
- An authorization to do something, as to quote from a book under copyright.
Origin of permissionMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin permissiō, permissiōn-, from permissus, past participle of permittere, to permit; see permit1.
(countable and uncountable, plural permissions)
- authorisation; consent (especially formal consent from someone in authority)
- Sire, do I have your permission to execute this traitor?
- The act of permitting
- (computing) flags or access control lists pertaining to a file that dictate who can access it, and how.
- I used the "chmod" command to change the file's permission.
From Middle English permitten, from Middle French permettre, from Latin permittere (“to give up", "to allow").
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