• noun: 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
  • noun: the act of 'permitting'


  • They got/received 'permission' from the city to build an apartment complex.

  • The teacher gave me her 'permission' to go home early.

  • He asked (for) my 'permission' to paint his room.

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  • (..) But, Padre, we're not here to marry. - Such a beautiful bride. - This is not my dress. We're here to take pictures. I'm sorry. Perhaps we should've asked your permission first. No wedding? I'm sorry. I don't know what's the matter with me. Forget it and relax. We've been working too hard. (..)
    1957 Funny Face
  • (..) in exchange for obedience. (MUFFLED SCREAMING) The rest of us get scraps. (FLESH SIZZLING) I won't condone violence. Nobody's asking your permission. You keep my family and my house clean of this. Now get out. - The boy? - JUDAH: He's safe here. (..)
    2016 Ben-Hur
  • (..) Remember. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for Herpes. That shit'll come back with you. Hold on, I still need some of your permission slips. And $ for the field trip to the Griffith observatory next weekend. Pay now or forever regret missing out in this experience of a lifetime, guys. (..)
    2009 The Hangover