So in the morning they arose, and were minded for the journey, but some letted them herein.
And so of other like buildings about the city by citizens, men have not letted to speak their pleasure.
He receiued the monie aforehand, but letted by other businesse at home, he went not foorth vpon that iournie.
So folk followed them down to the ships, and all letted them of their journey, but attained to naught therein.
At the opening of the sixth, that which letted is taken out of the way, namely the heathen Roman Empire.
The archbishop of Canturburie was at the court of Rome, & the bishop of Duresme was letted by sicknesse.
So again she and her companions made a fresh attempt to go past them; but they letted them in their way.
Then when she was letted of her evil will, she ran to King Anguish and told him on her knees what traitor he had in his house.
Old English lætan "to allow to remain; let go, leave, depart from; leave undone; to allow; bequeath," also "to rent" (class VII strong verb; past tense let, past participle læten), from Proto-Germanic *letan (cf. Old Saxon latan, Old Frisian leta, Dutch laten, German lassen, Gothic letan "to leave, let"), from PIE *le- "to let go, slacken" (cf. Latin lassus "faint, weary," Lithuanian leisti "to let, to let loose;" see lenient). If that derivation is correct, the primary sense would be "let go through weariness, neglect."
Of blood, from late Old English. To let (something) slip originally (1520s) was a reference to hounds on a leash; figurative use from 1540s. To let (someone) off "allow to go unpunished" is from 1814. To let on "reveal, divulge" is from 1725; to let up "cease, stop" is from 1787. Let alone "not to mention" is from 1812.
"stoppage, obstruction" (obsolete unless in legal contracts), late 12c., from archaic verb letten "to hinder," from Old English lettan "hinder, delay," from Proto-Germanic *latjanan (cf. Old Saxon lettian "to hinder," Old Norse letja "to hold back," Old High German lezzen "to stop, check," Gothic latjan "to hinder, make late," Old English læt "sluggish, slow, late"); see late.