permissionnoun [ U ]uk /pəˈmɪʃ.ən/ us /pɚˈmɪʃ.ən/
B1 If someone is given permission to do something, they are allowed to do it:
- Has the director given you permission to do that?
- We've received permission to go ahead with the music festival in spite of opposition from local residents.
- You'll pay some hefty bank charges if you go overdrawn without permission.
- The local council refused him planning permission to build an extra bedroom.
- You have to ask permission to leave.