- authorization granted to do something; formal consent: to ask permission to leave the room.
- the act of permitting.
Origin of permission
Synonyms for permission
Antonyms for permission
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- authorization to do something
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
early 15c., from Latin permissionem (nominative permissio), noun of action from past participle stem of permittere (see permit (v.)).
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