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noun per·mis·sion \pər-ˈmi-shən\

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.

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Origin and Etymology of permission

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


PERMISSION Defined for English Language Learners

permission

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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

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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