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?

    Etymology: From permitten, from permettre, from permittere.

  2. permissionnoun

    The act of permitting

    Etymology: From permitten, from permettre, from permittere.

  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.

    Etymology: From permitten, from permettre, from permittere.

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

How to pronounce permission?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Derek Halpern:

    When you give yourself permission to do that, you don’t stress yourself out when you’re not productive, and it frees up time for you to actually be productive.

  2. Robert South:

    It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.

  3. Joshua Bhatt:

    My humble request, please come alongside ... We have called for permission to take you all on board our vessel. Please understand that the weather is going to be bad.

  4. Youssouf Traore:

    They are accusing us of infecting the schools with Ebola and vaccinating the children, but we have never entered the schools and we have never vaccinated children, we only disinfect the homes and places where sick Ebola victims have been and then only with the permission of their family and community.

  5. David Carroll:

    What the referendum did was gave permission to allow conversations to take place in places where it hadn't happened before: working class areas, rural areas. It allowed LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues to come out of the closet.

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