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 for permission
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Permission \Per*mis"sion\ (p[~e]r*m[i^]sh"[u^]n), n. [L.
     permissio: cf. F. permission. See Permit.]
     The act of permitting or allowing; formal consent;
     authorization; leave; license or liberty granted.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           High permission of all-ruling Heaven.    --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           You have given me your permission for this address.
                                                    --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Leave; liberty; license.
  
     Usage: Leave, Permission. Leave implies that the
            recipient may decide whether to use the license
            granted or not. Permission is the absence on the part
            of another of anything preventive, and in general, at
            least by implication, signifies approval.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  permission
      n 1: approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"
      2: the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
         [syn: license, permission, permit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "permission":
     John Hancock, OK, acceptance, accord, acquiescence, affirmance,
     affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, allowance,
     approbation, approval, assent, authentication, authorization, aye,
     blessing, certification, charter, compliance, confirmation,
     connivance, consent, countenance, countersignature,
     diplomatic immunity, discharge, eagerness, endorsement,
     enfranchisement, exception, exemption, franchise, go-ahead,
     green light, immunity, imprimatur, indulgence, laxity, leave,
     legislative immunity, lenience, leniency, liberty, license, nod,
     notarization, okay, patent, permit, privilege, promptitude,
     promptness, ratification, readiness, release, rubber stamp,
     sanction, seal, sigil, signature, signet, stamp, stamp of approval,
     submission, subscription, sufferance, the nod, tolerance,
     ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, validation, visa, vise,
     warrant, willingness
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  permission
  access permission
  
      (Or "file mode") The ability to access (read,
     write, execute, traverse, etc.) a file or directory.
     Depending on the operating system, each file may have
     different permissions for different kinds of access and
     different users or groups of users.
  
     chmod ("change mode") is the UNIX command to change
     permissions.
  
     (2000-12-07)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PERMISSION. A license to do a thing; an authority to do an act which without 
  such authority would have been unlawful. A permission differs from a law, it 
  is a cheek upon the operations of the law. 
       2. Permissions are express or implied. 1. Express permissions derogate 
  from something which before was forbidden, and may operate in favor of one 
  or more persons, or for the performance of one or more acts, or for a longer 
  or shorter time. 2. Implied, are those, which arise from the fact that the 
  law has not forbidden the act to be done. 3. But although permissions do not 
  operate as laws, in respect of those persons in whose favor they are 
  granted; yet they are laws as to others. See License. 
  
  

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