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English noun: permission

1. permission (communication) approval to do something


SamplesHe asked permission to leave.


Broader (hypernym)approval, commendation


Narrower (hyponym)all clear, authorisation, authority, authorization, consent, dismissal, green light, laissez passer, leave, pass, pass, passport, sanction

2. permission (act) the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization


Synonymslicense, permit


Broader (hypernym)authorisation, authorization, empowerment


Narrower (hyponym)allowance, clearance, conge, congee, dispensation, toleration









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