• (RP) enPR: pərmĭ'shən, IPA: /pəˈmɪʃən/
  • (GA) enPR: pərmĭ'shən, IPA: /pɚˈmɪʃən/


  1. authorisation; consent (especially formal consent from someone in authority)
    Sire, do I have your permission to execute this traitor?
  2. The act of permitting.
  3. (computing) Flags or access control lists pertaining to a file that dictate who can access it, and how.
    I used the "chmod" command to change the file's permission.
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permission (permissions, present participle permissioning; past and past participle permissioned)

  1. (transitive) To grant or obtain authorization for.

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