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You are not allowed to camp here without permission.
Polowski is currently seeking permission to enter the US.
Who gave you permission to come in here?
She finally got permission to visit her husband in jail.
Children should ask their parents' permission before making phone calls.
the most usual and general way of asking permission
a more formal and polite way of asking permission
used when asking permission, for showing you do not want to interrupt or annoy someone
the most usual and general way of giving permission
a more formal and polite way of giving permission
used when you cannot see any reason to prevent someone from doing something
used informally for making someone feel comfortable about doing something
used informally for giving someone permission to have or use something, especially food or drink
used for giving someone permission to do something, even though you do not really want them to do it
This is the British English definition of permission. View American English definition of permission.