- authorization granted to do something; formal consent: to ask permission to leave the room.
- the act of permitting.
Origin of permission
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Examples from the Web for permission
The pilot asked air-traffic control for permission to climb from 32,000 to 38,000 feet to avoid the bad weather.Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found
December 30, 2014
Reprinted by permission of Kingswell/Disney Publishing Worldwide.Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls
December 25, 2014
Excerpted from Moneyball for Government, published by Disruption Books, and reprinted with permission.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
Excerpted with the permission of the publisher, Rowman & Littlefield.A West Point MVP Who Never Played a Down
December 13, 2014
He wrote about their time together for the April 1982 issue of Esquire (and the piece appears here with the author's permission).Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
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
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
Well, it doesn't matter; I'll take the horse without his permission.In the Midst of Alarms
I dare say my mother will consent to it, if I have my father's permission to go.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
- authorization to do something
Word Origin and History for permission
early 15c., from Latin permissionem (nominative permissio), noun of action from past participle stem of permittere (see permit (v.)).