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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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