When someone is granted permission to do something, the uncountable word permission is used. It does not relate to a document: in order to work, you must first get a work permit.
Permit (pronounced "pe: mIt") is a countable noun that refers to an official document that enables you to do or go someplace. You can also use the word license when referring to permission documents.
The word permit has many variations including licenses, permisson, tolerances, waivers, and deeds. The term license refers to a legal document that allows you to do something. A license must be obtained before you can do something that is not allowed by law. For example, you cannot drive a car without a license. There are different types of licenses: driver's license, learner's permit, nonresident license, motorcycle license, professional license, recreational license, vehicle license. Permission is similar to license in that it allows you to do something, but it is not a legal document so you don't need authority to give or receive permission. For example, your parent(s) may grant you permission to go to a friend's house. Tolerance is another word for acceptance and it is used in reference to people who accept others who are different from them. For example, a city has a tolerance policy and this means that the city will not prosecute people who smoke marijuana in public places such as parks. Finally, waiver is when you agree to do something (such as pay money) in exchange for something else (such as keeping quiet).
1 [uncountable, countable] official permission or authority to do something; the act of providing permission You are not permitted to enter the security area unless you have been granted permission. The school board denied access to the records.
2 a legal right to do something Whether or not authorization was required for him to fire the gun is unclear. Authorities say the shooter had no license and wasn't allowed to carry the weapon, but it's possible he got permission from someone who did have rights to grant it. The shooter's mother says she gave her consent, but that doesn't appear to be written down anywhere.
3 [countable] an act of granting permission The president signed the bill with an authorization. An authorization is needed to conduct certain activities within the country's borders. The president must authorize any military action.
4 [uncountable] the condition of being authorized He has been authorized to speak on behalf of the company. The company filed an application for authorization to trade stock in other companies.
5 [countable] a document giving permission A permit is required to build any new house in the neighborhood. An approval letter is also called a letter of acceptance.
1 n-uncountable permissions When someone in power offers you permission to do something, they are saying that they will allow you to do it. The person giving you permission is called the permit holder. In most situations, you should ask their permission before you carry out the action.
2 v-transitive verb If you ask for permission, you are asking another person if you can do something. Sometimes this other person may not be willing to give you permission, so you need to explain why you need to do what you are asking. For example, you might say: "I need your help. Can I ask you for a favor?"
3 n Substantive noun If you ask for permission, you are asking someone to let you do something. You need to explain why you need to do what you are asking. For example, you might say: "I need to go on an errand for a few minutes. Can I ask you for permission?"
4 v intransitive verb To ask for permission is to make a request of someone else. It does not mean that you are asking them if you can do something; instead, you are asking them for assistance or support when doing something.
Permission is described as granting someone consent, authority, or permission to do something. When you are told that you are permitted to attend a party, this is an example of permission. A copyright authority to do anything, such as quote from a book. An employer giving an employee leave time off; this is also an example of permission.
In law, permission is the act of giving your consent for someone else to engage in an activity. In order to have legal rights to something, you need to give your consent (i.e., grant permission). For example, if I want to sell products at a market, I need to get permission from the city to set up my booth. If I don't get permission, I wouldn't be able to sell my products at the market.
In contracts, permission is when one party agrees to allow another party to do something. For example, if I sign a contract with a company saying that they can use my image in their advertising materials, that is called "permission marketing." Because I gave my consent, they have the right to use my image. Without my consent, they could be using another person's image instead.
In business transactions, permission can be given by either party.
Permission can be counted or uncounted. In more broad, widely used settings, the plural form is likewise acceptable. However, in more particular instances, the plural form can also be permissions, for example, when referring to several sorts of permissions or a collection of permissions.
Allowed permission to accomplish anything; formal permission: to request permission to leave the room the act of granting permission: to give someone permission to do something: In order to grant someone permission to use your computer, you need to enter a password.
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