approval to do something
"he asked permission to leave"
license, permission, permit(noun)
the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
authorisation; consent (especially formal consent from someone in authority)
Sire, do I have your permission to execute this traitor?
The act of permitting
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.
Origin: From permitten, from permettre, from permittere.
the act of permitting or allowing; formal consent; authorization; leave; license or liberty granted
Permission, in philosophy, is the attribute of a person whose performance of a specific action, otherwise ethically wrong or dubious, would thereby involve no ethical fault. The term "permission" is more commonly used to refer to consent. Consent is the legal embodiment of the concept, in which approval is given to another party. Permissions depend on norms or institutions. Many permissions and obligations are complementary to each other, and deontic logic is a tool sometimes used in reasoning about such relationships.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'permission' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3165
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'permission' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2746
Rank popularity for the word 'permission' in Nouns Frequency: #1281
The numerical value of permission in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of permission in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is always easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
Do not smoke without asking permission or sit so near (as in a train) that the smoke might annoy.
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
I let the shame of having a different body and not looking' normal,' debilitate me, i needed that permission and Bo Laurent gave it to me.
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
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Translations for permission
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- سماح, إجازة, تصريحArabic
- позволение, разрешениеBulgarian
- autorització, permísCatalan, Valencian
- άδεια, έγκρισηGreek
- käyttöoikeudet, lupa, oikeus, oikeudetFinnish
- 許可, 허가Korean
- toelating, toestemmingDutch
- разрешение, позволениеRussian
- tillåtelse, tillstånd, rättigheter, medgivandeSwedish
- müsaade, izinTurkish
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