: 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.
Definition of PERMIT for Kids
: a statement of permission (as a license or pass) <You need a parking permit.>