[verb per-mit; noun pur-mit, per-mit] /verb pərˈmɪt; noun ˈpɜr mɪt, pərˈmɪt/

verb (used with object), permitted, permitting.
to allow to do something:
Permit me to explain.
to allow to be done or occur:
The law does not permit the sale of such drugs.
to tolerate; agree to:
a law permitting Roman Catholicism in England.
to afford opportunity for, or admit of:
vents to permit the escape of gases.
verb (used without object), permitted, permitting.
to grant ; allow liberty to do something.
to afford opportunity or possibility:
Write when time permits.
to allow or admit (usually followed by of):
statements that permit of no denial.
an authoritative or official certificate of ; license:
a fishing permit.
a written order granting special to do something.
verb (pəˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting, -mitted
(transitive) to grant permission to do something: you are permitted to smoke
(transitive) to consent to or tolerate: she will not permit him to come
when intr, often foll by of; when tr, often foll by an infinitive. to allow the possibility (of): the passage permits of two interpretations, his work permits him to relax nowadays
noun (ˈpɜːmɪt)
an official certificate or document granting authorization; licence
permission, esp written permission

late 15c., from Middle French permetre and directly from Latin permittere “let pass, let go, let loose; give up, hand over; let, allow, grant, permit,” from per- “through” (see per) + mittere “let go, send” (see mission). Related: Permitted; permitting.

“written statement of permission or license,” 1714, from permit (v.).


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