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Definition of "permit" []

  • To allow the doing of (something); consent to: permit the sale of alcoholic beverages. (verb-transitive)
  • To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize: permitted him to explain. (verb-transitive)
  • To afford opportunity or possibility for: weather that permits sailing. (verb-transitive)
  • To afford opportunity; allow: if circumstances permit. (verb-intransitive)
  • Permission, especially in written form. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "permit" in a sentence
  • "By the time we get to the border, the permit is already in the window and they have never requested our auto permit documents when obtaining a FMT."
  • "In Georgia (at the time I got my original one), the only thing you needed for a permit is a clean record and the Judge to have a good day."
  • "Any time limit on such a permit is an infringment."