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Definitions for permit
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license, licence, permitnoun
a legal document giving official permission to do something
license, permission, permitnoun
the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
permit, Trachinotus falcatusverb
large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
permit, allow, let, countenanceverb
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"
let, allow, permitverb
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"
allow, permit, tolerateverb
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"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A written permission from an officer for transporting of goods from place to place, showing the duty on them to have been paid.
Etymology: permitto, Lat. permettre, Fr.
What things God doth neither command nor forbid, the same he permitteth with approbation either to be done or left undone. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 4.
Women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak. 1 Corinthians xiv. 34.
Ye gliding ghosts, permit me to relate
The mystick wonders of your silent state. Dryden.
Age oppresses us by the same degrees that it instructs us, and permits not that our mortal members, which are frozen with our years, should retain the vigour of our youth. Dryden.
We should not permit an allowed, possible, great and weighty good to slip out of our thoughts, without leaving any relish, any desire of itself there. John Locke.
After men have acquired as much as the laws permit them, they have nothing to do but to take care of the publick. Jonathan Swift.
Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou liv’st,
Live well; how long, how short, permit to heav’n. John Milton.
If the course of truth be permitted unto itself, it cannot escape many errours. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
To the gods permit the rest. Dryden.
Whate’r can urge ambitious youth to fight,
She pompously displays before their sight;
Laws, empire, all permitted to the sword. Dryden.
Let us not aggravate our sorrows,
But to the gods permit th’ event of things. Joseph Addison, Cato.
to consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with
to grant (one) express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; -- followed by an infinitive
to give over; to resign; to leave; to commit
to grant permission; to allow
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
Etymology: [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.]
The permit, Trachinotus falcatus, is a game fish of the western Atlantic ocean belonging to the Carangidae family. Adults feed on crabs, shrimp, and smaller fish. Two submarines of the United States Navy were named USS Permit in its honor, in keeping with the "denizens of the deep" theme of submarine names that prevailed before the 1971 naming of USS Los Angeles.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
per-mit′, v.t. to give leave to: to allow to be or to be done: to afford means: to give opportunity:—pr.p. permit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. permit′ted.—n. (per′mit) a written permission, esp. from a custom-house officer to remove goods.—n. Permissibil′ity.—adj. Permiss′ible, that may be permitted: allowable.—adv. Permiss′ibly.—n. Permis′sion, act of permitting: liberty granted: allowance.—adj. Permiss′ive, granting permission or liberty: allowing: granted: not hindered.—adv. Permiss′ively, by permission, without prohibition.—ns. Permit′tance, permission; Permittēē′, one to whom permission is granted; Permit′ter, one who permits.—Permissive Bill, a measure embodying the principles of local option for the regulation of the liquor traffic; Permissive laws, laws that permit certain things without enforcing anything. [L. permittĕre, -missum, to let pass through—per, through, mittĕre, to send.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A license to sell goods that have paid the duties or excise.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'permit' in Verbs Frequency: #431
The numerical value of permit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of permit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of permit in a Sentence
Microsoft President Brad Smith:
We need to start teasing this issue apart, to understand it better and move just beyond a binary conversation of : permit it or ban it, and think about : what is the right way to regulate it ?
Going forward, we’re seeing banks requiring borrowers to agree to new anti-hoarding provisions, which prevent borrowers from drawing down the full amount of availability under their loans and sitting on the cash, anti-hoarding provisions permit borrowers to draw what they need to use for operations but not to build a war chest for a company readying itself for bankruptcy.
The Constitution should be our carry permit, and I look forward to signing a Constitutional Carry measure this year to enshrine hardworking Georgians’ ability to protect themselves and their families in Georgia law.
The Clean Water Act, it says that the Army Corps of Engineers' will issue a permit based on the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative,' so I mean, you may still cause a lot of environmental damage but if it's the least damaging alternative, you get your permit.
San Francisco is not gonna be a huge problem (with hate groups) because we have a permit so we can control who can come in.
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- سمح, أذن, تصريحArabic
- povolit, povoleníCzech
- tillade, tilladelseDanish
- genehmigen, Erlaubnis, Genehmigung, zulassen, erlaubenGerman
- permitir, permisoSpanish
- lupa, salliaFinnish
- permis, permission, permettreFrench
- lig, leomh, ceadaigh, lamháilIrish
- pèmètHaitian Creole
- 許可, 許すJapanese
- permissão, permitir, deixar, licença, aval, autorizaçãoPortuguese
- позволить, разрешение, разрешать, позволять, дозволение, разрешитьRussian
- dopustiti, dovoliti, dovoljenjeSlovene
- tillåta, tillståndSwedish
- vibali, kibaliSwahili
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