from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A choice which has been permitted.
- n. A rhetorical device in which a thing is predicated on the decision of one's opponent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A permitted choice; a rhetorical figure in which a thing is committed to the decision of one's opponent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A permission of choice or selection; specifically, in rhetoric, a figure by which an alternative is left to the option of one's adversary.
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In 1681, his w., 'growing crazier,' he pet. for permiss. to keep a cook's shop and to sell penny beer.
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As well as agreeing a further three years 'temporary planning permiss-ion for use of the site, the council also insisted on formal accounts being kept.
If they had not recorded those lessons for me (without the teachers permiss i might add) I wouldn't have been prepared to hand in the assignment the following day.