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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

Full Definition of permit

per·mit·tedper·mit·ting

  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>

per·mit·tee play \pər-ˌmi(t)-ˈtē, ˌpər-mi(t)-\ noun
per·mit·ter noun

Examples of permit

  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 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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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 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

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