760. Permission.

760. Permission.NOUN. permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence &c. (lenity) 740; favour, dispensation, exemption, release; connivance; vouchsafement.

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.

VERB. permit; give permission &c. n., give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede &c. 762; accord, vouchsafe, favour, humour, 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, unforbidden; unconditional.

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

PHR. Permissu superiorum. [Lat.] {“By permission of the superiors.” }.

Οὐκ ἔστιν οὐδὲν χωρὶς ὰνθρώποις θεῶν. Σπουδάζομεν δὲ πόλλ’ ὑπ’ ἐλπίδων μάτην πόνους ἔχοντες οὐδὲν εἰδότες σαϕές. [Grk.] {Euripides—Thyestes. “Nothing happens to man without the permission of God; and we make much exertion led on by hopes, and give ourselves useless trouble, all the time knowing nothing clearly.” }.

Quæ in aliis libertas est, in aliis licentia vocatur. [Lat.] {Quintilian—III. viii. 48. “What in some is called liberty, in others is called licence.” }.

Pfaffen zahlen einander keine zehnten. [Ger.] {Proverb“Priests pay each other no tithes.” }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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