Permit meaning

pər-mĭt'
Permit is defined as an official document that allows you to do or have something.

An example of a permit is a gun license.

An example of a permit is a city-issued allowance for a parade.

An example of a permit is the ticket that says you paid for parking.

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A document or certificate giving permission to do something.

A building permit.

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A carangid fish (Trachinotus falcatus) of the western Atlantic Ocean, having a laterally compressed silvery body and a deeply forked tail and valued as a food and game fish.
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To allow; consent to; tolerate.

Smoking is not permitted here.

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To give permission to; authorize.

To permit the demonstrators to march in the street.

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To give opportunity for.

To permit light to enter.

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(now archaic, rare) To hand over, resign (something to someone). [from 15th c.]
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To allow (something) to happen, to give permission for. [from 15th c.]
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To allow (someone) to do something; to give permission to. [from 15th c.]
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(intransitive) To allow for, to make something possible. [from 16th c.]
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(intransitive) To allow, to admit (of). [from 18th c.]
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To allow the doing of (something); consent to.

Permit the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize.

Permitted him to explain.

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To afford opportunity or possibility for.

Weather that permits sailing.

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To afford opportunity; allow.

If circumstances permit.

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To give opportunity or possibility.

If the weather permits.

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Permission, esp. in writing.
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A document granting permission; license; warrant.
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A printed postal indicia, stamped ticket, etc.

Postal permit, parking permit.

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An Atlantic pompano fish (Trachinotus falcatus) found esp. in the Caribbean.
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(pronounced like noun) To grant formal authorization for (something).

The Building Department permitted that project last week.

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(pronounced like noun) To attempt to obtain or succeed in obtaining formal authorization for (something).

We've been busy permitting the State Street development.

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An artifact or document rendering something allowed or legal. [from 17th c.]

A construction permit can be obtained from the town offices.

Go over to the park office and get a permit for the #3 shelter.

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The definition of permit is to allow something.

An example of to permit is to be let into a secure area after a guard checkpoint.

An example of to permit is for a parent to allow their child to attend a party.

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A pompano of the species Trachinotus falcatus.
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Origin of permit

  • Alteration of Spanish palometa a species of pompano (Trachinotus ovatus), any of several other species of fish probably ultimately from Doric Greek pālamus, pālamud- variant of Greek pēlamus, pēlamud- young tuna, tuna in its first year of unknown origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English permitten from Latin permittere per- through per– mittere to let go
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • An irregular borrowing from Spanish palometa, probably from a Doric variant of Ancient Greek πηλαμύς (pilamus, “young tuna").
    From Wiktionary
  • From Latin permittō (“give up, allow"), from per (“through") + mittō (“send").
    From Wiktionary