Roget category 7605. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.7. Special intersocial volition
authorization, warranty, accordance, admission.
permit, warrant, brevet, precept, sanction, authority, firman — hukm† — pass, passport — furlough, license, carte blanche [Fr.], ticket of leave — grant, charter — patent, letters patent.
give power —
stretch a point —
connive at —
shut one's eyes to.
grant, empower, charter, enfranchise, privilege, confer a privilege, license, authorize, warrant — sanction — intrust etc. (commission) 755.
give carte blanche [Fr.], give the reins to, give scope to etc. (freedom) 748 — leave alone, leave it to one, leave the door open — open the door to, open the flood gates — give a loose to.
let off — absolve etc. (acquit) 970 — release, exonerate, dispense with.
ask permission, beg permission, request permission, ask leave, beg leave, request leave.
speciali gratia [It] —
under favor of —
by all means
avec permissin [Fr.] —
brevet d'invention [Fr.].
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