What does permission mean?

Definitions for permission
pərˈmɪʃ ənper·mis·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permissionnoun

    approval to do something

    "he asked permission to leave"

  2. license, permission, permitnoun

    the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

Wiktionary

  1. permissionnoun

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

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

  2. permissionnoun

    The act of permitting

  3. permissionnoun

    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. Etymology: From permitten, from permettre, from permittere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Permissionnoun

    Allowance; grant of liberty.

    Etymology: permission, Fr. permissus, Lat.

    With thy permission then, and thus forewarn’d,
    The willinger I go. John Milton.

    You have given me your permission for this address, and encouraged me by your perusal and approbation. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Permissionnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. permission

    Authorization to do

    They choose to marry and have babies as soon as possible.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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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

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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

Examples of permission in a Sentence

  1. Nikolay Levitskiy:

    Russian ships increasingly behave aggressively, entering forbidden areas, or places where they should have permission from the Ukrainian authorities.

  2. Lauren Saunders:

    You are still outside the provision about giving someone an access device because you didn't give the hacker permission.

  3. Kyrsten Sinema:

    Yesterday, several individuals disrupted my class at Arizona State University outside Phoenix. After deceptively entering a locked, secure building, these individuals filmed and publicly posted videos of my students without their permission -- including footage taken of both my students and I using a restroom.

  4. Vadym Boichenko:

    We need a complete evacuation from Mariupol, our most important mission today is to save every life... And there are hopes that we will succeed. For example, there are 26 buses that have to go to Mariupol to evacuate, but unfortunately, they haven't received permission to move.

  5. Friedrich August von Hayek:

    It used to be the boast of free men that, so long as they kept within the bounds of the known law, there was no need to ask anybody's permission or to obey anybody's orders. It is doubtful whether any of us can make this claim today.

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