permit

permit
per|mit1 W3 [pəˈmıt US pər-] v past tense and past participle permitted present participle permitting
formal
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: permittere 'to let through, allow']
1.) [T]
to allow something to happen, especially by an official decision, rule, or law
Smoking is only permitted in the public lounge.
permit sb to do sth
As a punishment, she was not permitted to attend any school activities.
permit sth in/near etc sth
Dogs are not permitted inside the shop.
permit sb sth
The bill would permit workers twelve weeks of unpaid leave for family emergencies.
He had more than the permitted level of alcohol in his blood.
2.) [I and T]
to make it possible for something to happen
The large windows permit a clear view of the lake.
permit sb to do sth
The moon permitted me to see a little way into the distance.
I'll see you after the meeting, if time permits (=if it finishes early enough) .
We'll have a picnic at the beach, weather permitting (=if the weather is good enough) .
permit 2
per|mit2 [ˈpə:rmıt US ˈpə:r-, pərˈmıt] n
an official written statement giving you the right to do something
permit for
A permit is required for fishing in the canal.
travel/parking/export etc permit
Hikers need a camping permit for overnight stays in the park.

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  • permit — per·mit / pər ˌmit, pər mit/ n: a written warrant or license granted by one having authority a building permit Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. permit …   Law dictionary

  • Permit — Per*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Permitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Permitting}.] [L. permittere, permissum, to let through, to allow, permit; per + mittere to let go, send. See {Per }, and {Mission}.] 1. To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permit — permit1 [pər mit′; ] for n. [ pʉr′mit΄, pər mit′] vt. permitted, permitting [LME permitten < L permittere < per, through + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to allow; consent to; tolerate [smoking is not permitted here] 2. to give… …   English World dictionary

  • Permit — Per mit, n. Warrant; license; leave; permission; specifically, a written license or permission given to a person or persons having authority; as, a permit to land goods subject to duty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Permit — Per*mit , v. i. To grant permission; to allow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Permit — Per*mit , n. [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.] (a) A large pompano ({Trachinotus goodei}) of the West Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long. (b) The round pompano. ({Trachinotus falcatus}). [Local, U. S.] [Webster 1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permit — (v.) late 15c., from M.Fr. permetre, from L. permittere give up, allow, allow to pass through, from per through + mittere let go, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Related: Permitted; permitting. The noun is first recorded 1714 …   Etymology dictionary

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