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permission

noun [U]     /pəˈmɪʃ.ən/ US  /pɚ-/
B1 If someone is given permission to do something, they are allowed to do it: [+ to infinitive] You will need permission from your parents to go on the trip. Official permission has been granted for more building near the river. The authorities have refused permission for the demonstration to take place. Planning permission was refused for the hypermarket after a three-week inquiry.Allowing and permitting Grammar:Permit or permission?The countable noun permit (pronounced /ˈpɜ:mɪt/) refers to an official document that allows you to do something or go somewhere. The uncountable noun permission refers to when someone is allowed to do something. It does not refer to a document:See more
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