What does the word permission mean?

Usage examples for permission

  1. He gave Morgan permission to make a raid into Kentucky and capture Louisville if possible. – Raiding with Morgan by Byron A. Dunn
  2. " You have my permission," said Jake. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  3. I realize that I shouldn't have made such an arrangement without asking your permission. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond