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permission

[ per-mish-uhn ]
/ pərˈmɪʃ ən /
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noun
authorization granted to do something; formal consent: to ask permission to leave the room.
the act of permitting.
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Origin of permission

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

OTHER WORDS FROM permission

per·mis·sioned, adjectiveper·mis·so·ry [per-mis-uh-ree], /pərˈmɪs ə ri/, adjectivenon·per·mis·sion, nounself-per·mis·sion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH permission

acquiescence, permission
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British Dictionary definitions for permission

permission
/ (pəˈmɪʃən) /

noun
authorization to do something
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