by–your–leave

play
noun \ˌbī-yər-ˈlēv\

Definition of by–your–leave

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

1894

First Known Use of by–your–leave

1894

Learn More about by–your–leave


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up by–your–leave? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!