By-your-leave



an apology for not having sought permission.
Historical Examples

Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Despoilers of the Golden Empire Gordon Randall Garrett
A Breath of Prairie and other stories Will Lillibridge
King–of the Khyber Rifles Talbot Mundy
Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man Marie Conway Oemler
The Ghost Breaker Charles Goddard
John Splendid Neil Munro
Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett

noun
a request for permission (esp in the phrase without so much as a by-your-leave)

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