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permission

noun [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 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.
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in Korean 허가…
in Arabic إذْن…
in Portuguese permissão…
in Catalan permís, autorització…
in Japanese 許可, 承諾…
in Italian permesso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 允許,許可,准許…
in Russian разрешение…
in Turkish izin, müsaade…
in Chinese (Simplified) 允许,许可,准许…
in Polish pozwolenie…
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