permission - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. the right to do something that is given to you by someone in authority

    You are not allowed to camp here without permission.

    permission to do something:

    Polowski is currently seeking permission to enter the US.

    give/grant someone permission:

    Who gave you permission to come in here?

    get/obtain someone’s permission:

    She finally got permission to visit her husband in jail.

    ask someone’s permission:

    Children should ask their parents’ permission before making phone calls.