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noun [uncountable] permission pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈmɪʃ(ə)n/

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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.
 

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