Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “permission”

permission

noun [U]
 
 
/pəˈmɪʃən/
B1 If you give someone permission to do something, you allow them to do it: She gave him permission without asking any questions. [+ to do sth] He has permission to stay in the country for one more year. They even have to ask for permission before they go to the toilet. He took the car without permission.Allowing and permitting
(Definition of permission from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Allowing and permitting, but you might be interested in these topics from the Law and the police topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “permission” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More