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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 allow; to consent to; tolerate.
  15. Permitted.
  16. Permitting.
  17. To give consent; to allow.
  18. A written leave to do something.
  19. To give leave to: to allow: to afford means:- pr. p. permitting; pa. t. and pa. p. permitted.
  20. Permission, esp. from a custom- house officer to remove goods.
  21. A written permission.
  22. To give leave to; allow.
  23. To give consent to; allow; give permission.
  24. Permission or warrant.
  25. A warrant; a written license to export or land goods.
  26. To give leave or liberty to by express consent; to allow; to afford ability or means; to leave.
  27. A written licence or permission by the custom- house authorities, showing that the duties on certain goods that are removed have been paid; leave.
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Usage examples for permit

  1. I simply refuse to permit any such thing. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  2. 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
  3. Indeed, she had a special permit. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. " Then permit me to explain, mademoiselle," he resumed. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  5. And permit me to ask when you propose to begin? – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  6. 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
  7. We never need to see his permit or count his sheep. – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  8. I will not permit myself simply to drift. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  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. Permit me, therefore, to read." – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  12. 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
  13. He will not permit you to be tempted above that ye are able. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  14. He would not permit Bobby to touch it, however. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  15. 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
  16. We got in by special permit- a fact you probably missed. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  17. No, she would not permit a word against her sweet little Konni. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  18. Permit me to take an extreme, tragic, and terrible example. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
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