What does permission mean?

Definitions for permissionpərˈmɪʃ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word permission.

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of permission in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of permission in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. US Marine Proverb:

    It is always easier to ask forgiveness than permission.

  2. William Thatcher:

    You had permission to put it down; I have permission to get rid of it.

  3. Amy Vanderbilt:

    Do not smoke without asking permission or sit so near (as in a train) that the smoke might annoy.

  4. Grace Murray Hopper:

    If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.

  5. Pidgeon Pagonis:

    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.

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