Examples of permission in a Sentence
They got permission from the city to build an apartment complex.
The teacher gave me her permission to go home early.
Recent Examples of permission from the Web
The park board formally asked for the city's permission to eliminate golf at the country club in a July 28 letter from Park Board President Brian Kaplan to Mayor Nancy Rotering.
Mobile police looking for missing man who jumped fence of group home for pack of cigarettes Mobile police are looking for a missing man who jumped the fence of a group home after he was denied permission to leave for a pack of cigarettes.
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In May 2015, the court ordered her not to leave Thailand without permission.
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Rubin got permission from Boca Pointe to use a meeting room to hold clown classes — then put up fliers around the community and put an announcement in the Boca Pointe newsletter announcing the availability of classes.
The review also found that in a handful of districts, parents must give permission for a school to corporally punish their children.
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Origin and Etymology of permission
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsallowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, leave, license (or licence), sanction, sufferance, warrant
Antonymsinterdiction, prohibition, proscription
Related Wordsimprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grant
Near Antonymsdenial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusion
PERMISSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of permission for English Language Learners
: 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
PERMISSION Defined for Kids
Definition of permission for Students
- I have permission to leave early.
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