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permission

\pur-mish-shun\
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In the context of employees in South India, especially in public sector undertakings, small businesses and banks, the term "permission" means asking your boss (nicely) for half a day off, or coming in late, or leaving early.

Usage

Example 1:
At a family function
"Oh, you have applied CL-aa today?"
"No, no. Just one-hour permission."

Example 2:
"We got tickets for Enthiran first-day-matinee, macha..."
"My boss will fuck my happiness."
"Take half-day permission telling family function and come off, da."

Added 2011-10-06 by TNagarTornado