Definition of permit
- permit access to records
- the design permits easy access
The judge permitted the release of the prisoner.
Smoking is not permitted in the building.
When we arrived at customs we realized we had more than the permitted number of items.
He permitted himself one more cookie.
The new ramp permits easier access to the highway.
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to allow (something) to happen : to give permission for (something)
: to allow (someone) to do or have something
: to make something possible
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