Definitions for permissionpərˈmɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•mis•sionpərˈmɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. authorization granted to do something; formal consent:

    to ask permission to leave the room.

  2. the act of permitting.

Origin of permission:

1400–50; late ME < L permissiō <permitt(ere) to permit1

per•mis′so•ry-ˈmɪs ə ri(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. permission(noun)

    approval to do something

    "he asked permission to leave"

  2. license, permission, permit(noun)

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. permission(noun)ərˈmɪʃ ən

    consent to do sth

    Ask your parents' permission to go on the website.; The security guard gave her permission to enter.; to refuse sb permission


  1. permission(Noun)

    authorisation; consent (especially formal consent from someone in authority)

    Sire, do I have your permission to execute this traitor?

  2. permission(Noun)

    The act of permitting

  3. permission(Noun)

    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.

  4. Origin: From permitten, from permettre, from permittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Permission(noun)

    the act of permitting or allowing; formal consent; authorization; leave; license or liberty granted


  1. Permission

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'permission' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3165

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'permission' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2746

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'permission' in Nouns Frequency: #1281

Anagrams of permission

  1. impression

Translations for permission

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a written, spoken etc agreement that someone may do something

She gave me permission to leave.

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