permission


per·mis·sion

noun \pər-ˈmi-shən\

: 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

Full Definition of PERMISSION

1
:  the act of permitting
2
:  formal consent :  authorization

Examples of PERMISSION

  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

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