• WordNet 3.6
    • adj permissible that may be permitted especially as according to rule "permissible behavior in school","a permissible tax deduction"
    • adj permissible that may be accepted or conceded "a kind of speculation that was permissible in cosmology but inadmissible in medicine"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Los Angelos, California it is legal for a man to beat his wife with a leather strap as long as it is less than two inches in width, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.
    • a Permissible That may be permitted; allowable; admissible.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Vermont women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
    • permissible Proper to be permitted or allowed; allowable.
    • permissible Synonyms Lawful, legitimate, proper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Washington, anyone under the age of 18 must have parental permission to throw a tear gas canister.
    • adj Permissible that may be permitted: allowable
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  • Arnold Bennett
    “Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.”
  • The Talmud
    The Talmud
    “A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”
  • Pat Riley
    “Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.”
  • Bishop Robert South
    Bishop Robert South
    “It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. permittĕre, -missum, to let pass through—per, through, mittĕre, to send.


In literature:

Usually an editor will grant an author permission to reprint an article in book or pamphlet form.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
He had doubted much as to this, thinking at any rate he ought, in the first place, to write and ask permission.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
I unfolded my plans for the future, receiving the full permission and sympathy of my husband.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
This she was resolved not to do without her express permission.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
It was only his sense of justice which forced the permission from his lips.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
I wish with my papa's and mamma's permission to drive you to the first relay.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
The laws then, in this particular, are unwise and unjust, and ought to give that permission.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Perhaps Dexie surmised what was going on in his mind, for she passed him her letter with permission to read it.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
And now, with your permission, I will to bed, for my eyelids are consumedly heavy.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
The ladies should always grant such permission, unless there is a strong reason for refusing.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young

In poetry:

When holy Nehemiah 's heart
Led him (with sorrow fill'd)
To seek permission to depart,
Jerusalem to build;
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Thou gavest foreigners, without controul,
A full permission to destroy my soul,
And them, with whom I'm unacquainted still,
Leave to despoil, and load me with each ill.
"A Prayer, Against The Oppression Of One's Foe. " by Rees Prichard
There is no need, for any one to pray,
For him, that is allow'd in heav'n to stay,
Or shou'd he make the infernal lake his home,
He ne'er shall have permission thence to come.
"That It Is In Vain To Pray For The Dead" by Rees Prichard
I GIVE the undertakers permission to haul my body
to the graveyard and to lay away all, the head, the
feet, the hands, all: I know there is something left
over they can not put away.
"Testament" by Carl Sandburg
"Josiah I'll allow to buy a good, upstanding team;
And Joe a separator, for there's coin in milk and cream;
To Jim I give permission - he's a fav'rite son o' mine -
To buy a brand new harvester of up-to-date design.
"Dad's Philanthropic Plan" by C J Dennis
"Give me only a fragment of earth beyond the earth's limits,"—
So the godlike man said,—"and I will move it with ease."
Only give me permission to leave myself for one moment,
And without any delay I will engage to be yours.
"To Proselytizers" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Editor's Note: The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from the book Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting published by The Jewish Museum and Princeton University Press.
The same company that brought rapper Tupac Shakur "back to life" via a hologram performance has now received permission to resurrect The King.
Hustler 's lawyers had argued to the jury and to the appeals judges that they didn't need permission to publish the photograph and didn't seek it after their law firm advised them it wasn't necessary.
Iguana permission slips needed for trapper to trap.
At first glance the map of permissible vending locations that the City of St Louis provides to newly licensed food trucks looks like the damage report from a London Blitz-style air strike downtown.
"The company has to communicate goodwill in order to continue getting permission to build".
All you need is a household iron (don't worry, it won't get wrecked, but you may want to ask permission if it's not yours) and a damp cloth.
H alal, which literally means "permissible" in Arabic, are foods allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines.
Copyrighted video and images of Shure Incorporated used with permission.
"I feel like my children were isolated without my permission in that auditorium," said Velarie Wallace, mother.
Republished with the author's permission.).
The owner of the property selected as a suitable tether or launch site must grant permission in writing.
More than two-dozen voters who recently re-reregistered as Republicans never gave permission for the switch, the Riverside-area voters told The Press-Enterprise.
Black Keys Sue Bank For Using ' Tighten Up ' Without Permission.
George Zimmerman's lawyers are getting so desperate that they are asking a judge for permission to gain access to Trayvon Martin's Facebook account.

In science:

We write Λ for ΛL , where L is a permissible length as described above.
An optimal Wegner estimate and its application to the global continuity of the integrated density of states for random Schr\"{o}dinger operators
To cop y otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee.
Uniform Random Sampling of Traces in Very Large Models
They were presented with Kerzman’s permission.
Calculation and Estimation of the Poisson kernel
Figure 1. A flux-transport dynamo model correctly reproduces the relative amplitudes of the past 8 solar cycles, and then predicts the strength and timing of the next cycle (from , reproduced with permission).
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
The shaded area indicates the region of permissible values of c22 so that ρAB is positive.
Raw-data attacks in quantum cryptography with partial tomography