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permission

[per-mish-uh n] /pərˈmɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
authorization granted to do something; formal consent:
to ask permission to leave the room.
2.
the act of permitting.
Origin of permission
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin permissiōn- (stem of permissiō) a yielding, giving leave, equivalent to permiss(us) (past participle of permittere to permit1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
permissioned, adjective
permissory
[per-mis-uh-ree] /pərˈmɪs ə ri/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonpermission, noun
self-permission, noun
Can be confused
acquiescence, permission.
Synonyms
1. leave, sanction.
Antonyms
1. restraint, refusal.
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  • "There'll be no excuse if any one gets near the house without my permission," he snarled.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • I didn't want to go into this phase of it, but it may explain what, with your permission, I am about to do.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • I should like your permission, O Princess, to make a confession.

  • Is not his own flag flying there, and at Malta, not only by his permission, but by his order?

  • Very craftily he asked Erec for permission to speak with her.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
British Dictionary definitions for permission

permission

/pəˈmɪʃən/
noun
1.
authorization to do something
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for permission
n.

early 15c., from Latin permissionem (nominative permissio), noun of action from past participle stem of permittere (see permit (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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permission in Technology

file system
(Or "file mode") The ability to access (read, write, execute, traverse, etc.) a file or directory. Depending on the operating system, each file may have different permissions for different kinds of access and different users or groups of users.
chmod ("change mode") is the UNIX command to change permissions.
(2000-12-07)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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