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Verb: permit (permitted,permitting)  pur-mit
  1. Consent to, give permission
    "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband";
    - allow, let, countenance
     
  2. Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    "This permits the water to rush in"; "This will permit the rain to run off";
    - let, allow
     
  3. Allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
    "Children are not permitted beyond this point";
    - allow, tolerate
Noun: permit  pur-mit
  1. (law) a legal document giving official permission to do something
    - license [N. Amer], licence [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    - license [N. Amer], permission, licence [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
    - Trachinotus falcatus

Derived forms: permitting, permitted, permits

Type of: accept, authorisation [Brit], authorization, consent, empowerment, go for, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document, pompano

Antonym: forbid

Encyclopedia: Permit