Legal Dictionary

permission

Definition of permission

Etymology

    From Middle English permitten, from Middle French permettre, from Latin permittere ("to give up", "to allow")

Pronunciation

Noun

permission (countable and uncountable; plural permissions)

  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

    Do I have your permission to throw this away?

  3. (computing) flags or access control lists pertaining to a file that dictate who can access it, and how.

    I used the command "chmod 644 /var/www/html/index.htm" to change the file's permission.

Antonyms

Derived terms

  • permissible
  • permissive
  • planning permission

Anagrams

  • impression

References:

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