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permit

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verb per·mit \pər-ˈmit\

Simple Definition of permit

  • : to allow (something) to happen : to give permission for (something)

  • : to allow (someone) to do or have something

  • : to make something possible

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of permit

permitted

permitting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to consent to expressly or formally <permit access to records>

  3. 2 :  to give leave :  authorize

  4. 3 :  to make possible <the design permits easy access>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to give an opportunity :  allow <if time permits>

permittee

play \pər-ˌmi(t)-ˈtē, ˌpər-mi(t)-\ noun

permitter

noun

Examples of permit in a sentence

  1. The judge permitted the release of the prisoner.

  2. Smoking is not permitted in the building.

  3. When we arrived at customs we realized we had more than the permitted number of items.

  4. He permitted himself one more cookie.

  5. The new ramp permits easier access to the highway.



Origin and Etymology of permit

Middle English permitten, from Latin permittere to let through, permit, from per- through + mittere to let go, send


First Known Use: 15th century


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permit

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noun per·mit \ˈpər-ˌmit, pər-ˈ\

Definition of permit

  1. 1 :  a written warrant or license granted by one having authority <a gun permit>

  2. 2 :  permission



1682

First Known Use of permit

1682


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permit

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noun per·mit \ˈpər-ˌmit, pər-ˈ\

Definition of permit

  1. :  either of two pompanos (Trachinotus falcatus and T. goodei) that are important game fishes of temperate to tropical waters of the western Atlantic



Origin and Etymology of permit

perhaps by folk etymology from Spanish palometa, a kind of pompano, from diminutive of paloma dove, from Latin palumba, palumbes — more at palomino


First Known Use: circa 1945

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms



PERMIT Defined for Kids

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permit

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verb per·mit \pər-ˈmit\

Definition of permit for Students

permitted

permitting

  1. 1 :  to allow to happen or do :  give permission

  2. 2 :  to make possible :  give an opportunity <We'll visit the museum if time permits.>



Word Root of permit

The Latin word mittere, meaning “to send,” and its form missus give us the roots mit and miss. Words from the Latin mittere have something to do with sending. A missile is an object, such as a bullet, arrow, or rocket, that is sent through the air so as to hit a target. To emit is to send forth or give out. To omit, or leave out, is to send away so as to not be included. To permit, or allow, is to send something through without stopping it.


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permit

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noun per·mit \ˈpər-ˌmit\

Definition of permit for Students

  1. :  a statement of permission (as a license or pass) <You need a parking permit.>




Law Dictionary

permit

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noun per·mit \ˈpər-ˌmit, pər-ˈmit\

Legal Definition of permit

  1. :  a written warrant or license granted by one having authority <a building permit>





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