by-your-leave

noun
\ ˌbī-yər-ˈlēv How to pronounce by-your-leave (audio) \

Definition of by-your-leave

: a request for permission imposed … without so much as a by-your-leave— J. L. Granatstein

First Known Use of by-your-leave

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of by-your-leave was in 1894

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