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 Dictionary entry overview: What does permission mean? 

  The noun PERMISSION has 2 senses:

1. approval to do something
2. the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

  Familiarity information: PERMISSION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1permission [BACK TO TOP]


Approval to do something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he asked permission to leave

Hypernyms ("permission" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "permission"):

laissez passer; pass (a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions)

leave (permission to do something)

green light (permission to proceed with a project or to take action)

dismissal (permission to go; the sending away of someone)

consent (permission to do something)

all clear (permission to proceed because obstacles have been removed)

authorisation; authority; authorization; sanction (official permission or approval)

pass; passport (any authorization to pass or go somewhere)

Sense 2permission [BACK TO TOP]


The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


permission; permit; license

Hypernyms ("permission" is a kind of...):

authorisation; authorization; empowerment (the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "permission"):

clearance (permission to proceed)

conge (formal permission to depart)

allowance (the act of allowing)

dispensation (an exemption from some rule or obligation)

toleration (official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion))

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