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permission

n. ~ 1. An authorization to do something. - 2. Computing · Rights to access certain systems, programs, or files associated with a user ID.

- permissions, pl. n. ~ 3. Control over the use of materials based on a variety of rights.

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Permissions3 includes both physical and intellectual property rights. Permissions are often tied to conditions of use, such as the requirement that any reproduction of material include the name of the repository.