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Definitions of permit

  1. give permission; " She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; " I won't let the police search her basement"; " I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  2. allow the presence of or allow ( an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; " We don't allow dogs here"; " Children are not permitted beyond this point"; " We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"
  3. make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; " This permits the water to rush in"; " This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; " This will permit the rain to run off"
  4. a legal document giving official permission to do something
  5. large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
  6. consent to, give permission; " She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; " I won't let the police search her basement"; " I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  7. Authority or liberty given to do or forbear any act; especially, a formal permission from the proper authorities to perform certain acts or to carry on a certain business, which without such permission would be illegal; a grant of permission; as, a license to preach, to practice medicine, to sell gunpowder or intoxicating liquors.
  8. A large pompano ( Trachinotus goodei) of the West Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long.
  9. The round pompano. ( T. falcatus).
  10. To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with.
  11. To give over; to resign; to leave; to commit.
  12. To grant permission; to allow.
  13. Warrant; license; leave; permission; specifically, a written license or permission given to a person or persons having authority; as, a permit to land goods subject to duty.
  14. To grant ( one) express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; - followed by an infinitive.
  15. The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.
  16. To allow; to consent to; tolerate.
  17. Permitted.
  18. Permitting.
  19. To give consent; to allow.
  20. A written leave to do something.
  21. To give leave to: to allow: to afford means:- pr. p. permitting; pa. t. and pa. p. permitted.
  22. Permission, esp. from a custom- house officer to remove goods.
  23. A written permission.
  24. To give leave to; allow.
  25. To give consent to; allow; give permission.
  26. Permission or warrant.
  27. A warrant; a written license to export or land goods.
  28. To give leave or liberty to by express consent; to allow; to afford ability or means; to leave.
  29. A written licence or permission by the custom- house authorities, showing that the duties on certain goods that are removed have been paid; leave.
  30. To allow without command; to give leave or liberty to without authorising or approving; to concede.
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Quotes of permit

  1. Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit – Aristotle
  2. Nowhere in this country should we have laws that permit drinking and driving or drinking in vehicles that are on American highways. This is not rocket science. We know how to prevent this, and 36 states do. – Byron Dorgan
  3. Mexico doesn't deserve what has happened to us. A democratic change is urgent, a change that will permit us to stop being a loser country. – Vicente Fox
  4. Nuclear fusion of light elements like hydrogen or helium would permit approaching the speed of light. It seems very attractive to refuel your space ships where the fuel is. – Wilson Greatbatch
  5. If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either. – Joseph Wood Krutch
  6. Originally the dream was about traveling and developing a job that would permit me to travel. And I decided to go into street performing because it was a traveling job; it would let me go around the world. – Guy Laliberte
  7. Where there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. – Dorthea Lange
  8. Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered. – Archibald MacLeish
  9. God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty. – Peter Marshall
  10. Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. – Michel de Montaigne
  11. We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty. – Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu
  12. Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. – Pablo Picasso
  13. The destinies of the two races in this country are indissolubly linked together, and the interests of both require that the common government of all shall not permit the seeds of race hate to be planted under the sanction of law. – Bobby Scott
  14. I cannot permit you to disrupt the Paramount schedule. – David O. Selznick
  15. We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't see this is probably hoping it isn't true. If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. This great America will become a paralyzed nation. – Jon Voight

Usage examples for permit

  1. He would not permit Bobby to touch it, however. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  2. Permit me, therefore, to read." – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  3. We got in by special permit a fact you probably missed. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  4. I will not permit myself simply to drift. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. I permit you to inquire into it, and you will find whether I was mistaken or not. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  6. Permit me to take an extreme, tragic, and terrible example. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  7. On the motion of Cardinal Bonnechose, who belongs to the middle party, Cardinal de Angelis had asked the Pope, directly after the session of June 2, whether he would not permit the prorogation of the Council, in view of the intolerable heat and the too long absence already of so many Bishops from their dioceses. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  8. He never will take Egypt, as England would not permit it. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  9. He would lock me up before he would permit me to marry you. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  10. Mr. Gibbon offered his arm to Miss Burney to escort her to her father's house, Dr. Burney, who lived near by at the head of St. Martin's Street; while Lady Vereker declared that she would permit no one but herself the pleasure of seeing Miss Woodville home to her aunt. – Garrick's Pupil by Auguston Filon
  11. Indeed, she had a special permit – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. We never need to see his permit or count his sheep. – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  13. And permit me to ask when you propose to begin? – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  14. In reply permit me to say ... – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  15. I simply refuse to permit any such thing. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  16. He will not permit you to be tempted above that ye are able. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  17. No, she would not permit a word against her sweet little Konni. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  18. Brother Wiltse is one of those men who usually remain on a charge as long as the law of the Church will permit – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  19. And now I expect he'll cut me altogether since I refused him a permit to the town this afternoon. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. " Then permit me to explain, mademoiselle," he resumed. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau

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