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

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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. Danny DeVito:

    You have to give people permission to laugh. That's why they would always cut to the banana peel in the Laurel and Hardy movies.

  2. Ilyse Hogue:

    No one should have to ask their boss for permission to get the healthcare they need. Period, we hope that the Supreme Court will agree with that simple statement.

  3. Lee Gelernt:

    A lot of what I saw this week is very on the ground and going to communities and talking to the local faith leaders -- or in indigenous communities, there's what's called a community leader -- to ask for permission to go in and ask around.

  4. Vint Cerf:

    The uploading and tagging of photos and videos without permission may become socially unacceptable. As in many other matters, the social punishment may have to be accompanied by legislation -- think about seat belts and smoking by way of example.

  5. Southwest Airlines:

    I asked flight attendants if we could be seated together but they told us we'd each have to take a middle seat, so with their permission I asked other passengers if they would kindly move so we could be together, especially as my daughter was grieving, and they did. People are nice.

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