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Noun: permission  pu(r)'mi-shun
  1. Approval to do something
    "he asked permission to leave"
  2. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    - license [N. Amer], permit, licence [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: permissions

Type of: approval, authorisation [Brit], authorization, commendation, empowerment

Encyclopedia: Permission