Origin of permissionMiddle English from Middle French from Classical Latin permissio from past participle of permittere
An example of permission is when you are told that you are allowed to go to a party.
- 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 permit 1.
(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").