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Pronunciation:  pur'mishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
  2. [n]  approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"

PERMISSION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: license, permit
 See Also: all clear, allowance, approval, authorisation, authorisation, authority, authorization, authorization, clearance, commendation, conge, consent, dismissal, dispensation, empowerment, laissez passer, leave, pass, passport, sanction, toleration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*mis"sion\, n. [L. permissio: cf. F. permission.
See {Permit}.]
The act of permitting or allowing; formal consent;
authorization; leave; license or liberty granted.

      High permission of all-ruling Heaven.    --Milton.

      You have given me your permission for this address.

Syn: Leave; liberty; license.

Usage: {Leave}, {Permission}. Leave implies that the
       recipient may decide whether to use the license
       granted or not. Permission is the absence on the part
       of another of anything preventive, and in general, at
       least by implication, signifies approval.

Computing Dictionary

(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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acceptance, accord, acquiescence, affirmance, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, allowance, approbation, approval, assent, authentication, authorization, aye, blessing, certification, charter, compliance, confirmation, connivance, consent, countenance, countersignature, diplomatic immunity, discharge, eagerness, endorsement, enfranchisement, exception, exemption, franchise, go-ahead, green light, immunity, imprimatur, indulgence, John Hancock, laxity, leave, legislative immunity, lenience, leniency, liberty, license, nod, notarization, OK, okay, patent, permit, privilege, promptitude, promptness, ratification, readiness, release, rubber stamp, sanction, seal, sigil, signature, signet, stamp, stamp of approval, submission, subscription, sufferance, the nod, tolerance, ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, validation, visa, vise, warrant, willingness