(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. permission, authority; freedom, licentiousness. See impurity.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Unbridled use of freedom]
Syn. looseness, excess, laxity, slackness, relaxedness, effrontery, arrogance, sauciness, immoderation, debauchery, sensuality, gluttony, audacity, forwardness, temerity, boldness, complacency, wantonness, prodigality, epicureanism, wild living, lawlessness, indulgence, presumptuousness, unrestraint, licentiousness, self-indulgence, profligacy, unruliness, refractoriness, gall*, brass*, crust*.
2. [A formal permission]
Syn. permit, consent, grant; see permission .
See Synonym Study at freedom . v.
Syn. permit, authorize, privilege, accredit; see allow 1 , commission .
See Synonym Study at commission .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. permit permission, authorization, entitlement, privilege, grant, right.
2. freedom liberty, latitude, free hand, indulgence, presumption, immoderation, unrestraint, looseness, excess, boldness.
ANT.: 1. prohibition, restriction. 2. restriction, restraint
permit, authorize, allow, sanction, warrant, certify, accredit.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority: allowance, approbation, approval, authorization, consent, endorsement, leave2, permission, permit, sanction. Informal: OK. See ALLOW. 2. Proof of legal permission to do something: permit, warrant. Idiom: piece of paper. See ALLOW, LAW. 3. Departure from normal rules or procedures: freedom, liberty. See RESTRAINT. 4. Excessive freedom; lack of restraint: dissoluteness, dissolution, libertinism, licentiousness, profligacy. See RESTRAINT. II verb To give authority to: accredit, authorize, commission, empower, enable, entitle, qualify. See ALLOW.

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