permission to access

Name: permission to access
Definition: Must be aligned with an upper-level ontology. Permission is similar to right, except that permission is not granted by a legal authority but controlled by individuals or populations. e.g. someone may have the right to access a well, but someone else may stop them from approaching it. Further, one need not have the right of access for a given resource in order to have the permission to access that resource.
A disposition of an environmental system to allow an entity to approach and use a resource.