Definitions for: Permit

[n] the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
[n] large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
[n] a legal document giving official permission to do something
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Per*mit", n. [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid
(a) A large pompano (Trachinotus goodei) of the West
Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long.
(b) The round pompano. (T. falcatus). [Local, U. S.]

Per*mit", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Permitted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Permitting.] [L. permittere, permissum, to let through,
to allow, permit; per + mittere to let go, send. See Per-,
and Mission.]
1. To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate;
to put up with.

What things God doth neither command nor forbid . .
. he permitteth with approbation either to be done
or left undone. --Hooker.

2. To grant (one) express license or liberty to do an act; to
authorize; to give leave; -- followed by an infinitive.

Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. --Acis
xxvi. 1.

3. To give over; to resign; to leave; to commit.

Let us not aggravate our sorrows, But to the gods
permit the event of things. --Addison.

Syn: To allow; let; grant; admit; suffer; tolerate; endure;
consent to.

Usage: To Allow, Permit, Suffer, Tolerate. To allow
is more positive, denoting (at least originally and
etymologically) a decided assent, either directly or
by implication. To permit is more negative, and
imports only acquiescence or an abstinence from
prevention. The distinction, however, is often
disregarded by good writers. To suffer has a stronger
passive or negative sense than to permit, sometimes
implying against the will, sometimes mere
indifference. To tolerate is to endure what is
contrary to will or desire. To suffer and to tolerate
are sometimes used without discrimination.

Per*mit", v. i.
To grant permission; to allow.

Per"mit, n.
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.

Synonyms: allow, allow, countenance, let, let, licence, license, license, permission, Trachinotus falcatus

Antonyms: disallow, forbid, interdict, keep, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, veto

See Also: abide, admit, allow in, allowance, authorisation, authorise, authorization, authorize, bear, brook, building permit, clear, clearance, conge, decriminalise, decriminalize, dispensation, driver's licence, driver's license, driving licence, driving license, empowerment, endure, favor, favour, fishing licence, fishing license, fishing permit, furlough, game license, give, hunting licence, hunting license, hunting permit, include, instrument, intromit, learner's permit, legal document, legal instrument, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize, let in, letter of mark and reprisal, letter of marque, letters of marque, liberty chit, liquor licence, liquor license, marriage licence, marriage license, occupation licence, occupation license, official document, pass, pass, pass, permit, pompano, privilege, put up, stand, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate, toleration, trust, wedding licence, wedding license

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