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permission

Roget category 760

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.7. Special intersocial volition
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#760. Permission

noun

permission, leaveallowance, sufferancetolerance, tolerationliberty, law, license, concession, graceindulgence etc. (lenity) 740favor, dispensation, exemption, releaseconnivancevouchsafement.
authorization, warranty, accordance, admission.
permit, warrant, brevet, precept, sanction, authority, firmanhukmpass, passportfurlough, license, carte blanche [Fr.], ticket of leavegrant, charterpatent, letters patent.

verb

permitgive permission etc. n., give powerlet, allow, admitsuffer, bear with, tolerate, recognizeconcede etc. 762accord, vouchsafe, favor, humor, gratify, indulge, stretch a pointwink at, connive atshut one's eyes to.
grant, empower, charter, enfranchise, privilege, confer a privilege, license, authorize, warrantsanctionintrust etc. (commission) 755.
give carte blanche [Fr.], give the reins to, give scope to etc. (freedom) 748leave alone, leave it to one, leave the door openopen the door to, open the flood gatesgive a loose to.
let offabsolve etc. (acquit) 970release, exonerate, dispense with.
ask permission, beg permission, request permission, ask leave, beg leave, request leave.

adjective

permitting etc. v. — permissive, indulgentpermitted etc. v. — patent, chartered, permissible, allowable, lawful, legitimate, legallegalized etc. (law) 963licitunforbid, unforbiddenunconditional.

adverb

by leave, with leave, on leave etc. n. — speciali gratia [It]under favor ofpacead libitum etc. (freely) 748, (at will) 600by all means etc. (willingly) 602yes etc. (assent) 488.

phrase

avec permissin [Fr.]brevet d'invention [Fr.].



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