Permission definition

pər-mĭshən
The act of permitting, especially in giving formal consent; authorization.

Do they have permission to leave?

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The act of permitting; esp., formal consent; leave; license.

Permission to go.

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An authorization to do something, as to quote from a book under copyright.
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The act of permitting.
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An authorization or license to do something; being allowed.
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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.

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Authorisation; consent (especially formal consent from someone in authority)

Sire, do I have your permission to execute this traitor?

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(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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
permission
Plural:
permissions

Origin of permission

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin permissiō permissiōn- from permissus past participle of permittere to permit permit1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English permitten, from Middle French permettre, from Latin permittere (“to give up", "to allow").

    From Wiktionary