Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 760 (Permission)

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#760. Permission.-- N. permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence &c. (lenity) 740; favor, dispensation, exemption, release; connivance; vouchsafement[obs].

authorization, warranty, accordance, admission.

permit, warrant, brevet, precept, sanction, authority, firman; hukm[obs]; pass, passport; furlough, license, carte blanche[Fr], ticket of leave; grant, charter; patent, letters patent.

V. permit; give permission &c. n., give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede &c. 762; accord, vouchsafe, favor, humor, gratify, indulge, stretch a point; wink at, connive at; shut one's eyes to.

grant, empower, charter, enfranchise, privilege, confer a privilege, license, authorize, warrant; sanction; intrust &c. (commission) 755.

give carte blanche[Fr], give the reins to, give scope to &c. (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 &c. (acquit) 970; release, exonerate, dispense with.

ask permission, beg permission, request permission, ask leave, beg leave, request leave.

Adj. permitting &c. v.; permissive, indulgent; permitted &c. v.; patent, chartered, permissible, allowable, lawful, legitimate, legal; legalized &c. (law) 963; licit; unforbid[obs], unforbidden[obs]; unconditional.

Adv. by leave, with leave, on leave &c. n.; speciali gratia[It]; under favor of; pace; ad libitum &c. (freely) 748, (at will) 600; by all means &c. (willingly) 602; yes &c. (assent) 488.

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