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As per you requirement, you have to make decision, whether you need Folder-SubFolder or document sets or sub site, as you need unique permission so it is little tricky. It also depend what type of documents you want to store in it. Manage Metadata can help you in views and search but will not help in permission management. I am thinking of create Folders ...
You can make use of document set. Document set are the best alternative for folders. So each document set will have unique permission to achieve it.
You don't have permissions for Managed Metadata so if you need permissions you have no way around of breaking permission inheritance. Be aware that if you have more than 5000 items on the list that have the permission inheritance broken, SharePoint will do extra round trips to SQL server and you will start seeing performance hit, source. So, consider the ...
Lists actually do live under a folder called “Lists” in each site, so they’re easy to identify. A list called “Test” will have a URL of http://somename/lists/test I don't see any restriction, rather it is for easy management of it. You can change the URL or you can create the List outside the /List" . ...
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