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permission

[per-mish-uh n] /pərˈmɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
authorization granted to do something; formal consent:
to ask permission to leave the room.
2.
the act of permitting.
Origin of permission
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin permissiōn- (stem of permissiō) a yielding, giving leave, equivalent to permiss(us) (past participle of permittere to permit1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
permissioned, adjective
permissory
[per-mis-uh-ree] /pərˈmɪs ə ri/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonpermission, noun
self-permission, noun
Can be confused
acquiescence, permission.
Synonyms
1. leave, sanction.
Antonyms
1. restraint, refusal.
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  • Her visitor had accepted the open door as permission to enter and was standing in the hall.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He looked about the company for permission to begin, and then addressed himself to Arrumpa.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • I didn't want to go into this phase of it, but it may explain what, with your permission, I am about to do.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • Well, it doesn't matter; I'll take the horse without his permission.

  • I dare say my mother will consent to it, if I have my father's permission to go.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for permission

permission

/pəˈmɪʃən/
noun
1.
authorization to do something
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for permission
n.

early 15c., from Latin permissionem (nominative permissio), noun of action from past participle stem of permittere (see permit (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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