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per·mis·sion

permission

 
 
pronunciation:
pr mI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of permitting.
With your permission, I'd love to take your dog for a walk.
similar words:
allowing, approval
definition 2: consent from an authority to do something.
I asked the teacher for permission to hand in my homework late.
synonyms:
consent, sanction
similar words:
approval, assent, leave, license, permit
Word Parts  About this feature
The word permission contains the following parts:
per- Latin prefix that means through, throughout; very
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.