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permission

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noun per·mis·sion \pər-ˈmi-shən\

Simple Definition of permission

  • : the right or ability to do something that is given by someone who has the power to decide if it will be allowed or permitted

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of permission

  1. 1 :  the act of permitting

  2. 2 :  formal consent :  authorization

Examples of permission in a sentence

  1. They got permission from the city to build an apartment complex.

  2. The teacher gave me her permission to go home early.



Origin of permission

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin permission-, permissio, from permittere


First Known Use: 15th century


PERMISSION Defined for Kids

permission

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noun per·mis·sion \pər-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of permission for Students

  1. :  the approval of a person in authority <I have permission to leave early.>





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