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"permission" in British English

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permissionnoun [U]

uk   /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 ​yourparents 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.UK Planning permission was ​refused for the ​proposedsuperstore.US Zoning permission was ​refused for the ​proposedsuperstore.
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(Definition of permission from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"permission" in American English

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permissionnoun [U]

 us   /pərˈmɪʃ·ən/
the ​act of ​allowing someone to do something, or of ​allowing something to ​happen: Parents have to give ​their permission for ​theirchildren to go on ​schooltrips. [+ to infinitive] We had to get permission (= ​approval) from the ​city to ​build an ​extension to ​ourhouse.
adjective  us   /pərˈmɪs·ə·bəl/
It is no ​longer permissible for ​athleticprograms in ​universities to give a lot more ​money for men’s ​sports than for women’s ​sports.
(Definition of permission from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"permission" in Business English

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uk   us   /pəˈmɪʃən/
[U] the ​act of ​allowing something to ​happen, or ​allowing someone to do something: permission for sth The EU has already ​granted its permission for the ​deal to go through.permission to do sth We did get permission to ​hire more ​staff. They did the ​work without permission and without an ​officialbudget. Don't give permission to ​websites to ​installprograms or ​files on your PC.ask for/seek/request permission Today's ​courtcase is to ​seek permission to ​convenemeetings with ​shareholders.get/obtain/receive permission You must obtain permission from the Inland Revenue before going abroad.grant/deny/refuse permission The Council has decided to ​refuse permission for the ​development to go ​ahead.
[C, often plural] LAW an ​officialdocumentallowing someone to do something: All the necessary permissions are in ​place.
(Definition of permission from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “permission”
in Arabic إذْن…
in Korean 허가…
in Portuguese permissão…
in Catalan permís, autorització…
in Japanese 許可, 承諾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 允许,许可,准许…
in Turkish izin, müsaade…
in Russian разрешение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 允許,許可,准許…
in Italian permesso…
in Polish pozwolenie…
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