Definition of Permit

1. Noun. A legal document giving official permission to do something.

2. Verb. Consent to, give permission. "They permit him to write the letter"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

3. Noun. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization.
Exact synonyms: License, Permission
Generic synonyms: Authorisation, Authorization, Empowerment
Specialized synonyms: Clearance, Conge, Congee, Allowance, Dispensation, Toleration
Derivative terms: License

4. Verb. Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen. "This will permit the rain to run off"
Exact synonyms: Allow, Let
Specialized synonyms: Pass
Antonyms: Prevent

5. Noun. Large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies.
Exact synonyms: Trachinotus Falcatus
Generic synonyms: Pompano

6. Verb. Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting. "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
Exact synonyms: Allow, Tolerate
Generic synonyms: Allow, Countenance, Let
Derivative terms: Allowance, Allowance, Permissive

Definition of Permit

1. v. t. To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with.

2. v. i. To grant permission; to allow.

3. 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.

4. n. A large pompano (Trachinotus goodei) of the West Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long.

Definition of Permit

1. Verb. (context: now archaic rare) To hand over, resign (something to someone). (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To allow (something) to happen, to give permission for. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To allow (someone) to do something; to give permission to. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To allow for, to make something possible. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To allow, to admit (of). (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (transitive pronounced like noun) To grant formal authorization for (something). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive pronounced like noun) To attempt to obtain or succeed in obtaining formal authorization for (something). ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) Formal permission. (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

9. Noun. An artifact or document rendering something allowed or legal. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

10. Noun. A pompano of the species ''Trachinotus falcatus''. ¹

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Definition of Permit

1. to allow [v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS] - See also: allow

Lexicographical Neighbors of Permit

permissible exposure limit
permissive cell
permissive temperature
permissive waste
permit (current term)
permit nature to take her course
permit nature to take its course

Literary usage of Permit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1827)
"But, if this permit timber protection were not given, it would be very easy to ... That • jt last to permit te- and the references. * *. (76) 2 Die*. 670. ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"Then we shall not permit those in whom we profess to take an interest, and whom we desire to become good men, to imitate a woman, being themselves men, ..."

3. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori (1912)
"The school must permit the free, natural manifestations of the child if in the school scientific pedagogy is to be born. This is the essential reform. ..."

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