- to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.
- to allow to be done or occur: The law does not permit the sale of such drugs.
- to tolerate; agree to: a law permitting Roman Catholicism in England.
- to afford opportunity for, or admit of: vents to permit the escape of gases.
- to grant permission; allow liberty to do something.
- to afford opportunity or possibility: Write when time permits.
- to allow or admit (usually followed by of): statements that permit of no denial.
- an authoritative or official certificate of permission; license: a fishing permit.
- a written order granting special permission to do something.
Origin of permit1
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Examples from the Web for permitted
The only physician she was permitted to see was the jail doctor.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences
December 12, 2014
But since the government has now permitted the River God to leave the U.K., that excuse can no longer wash.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin
December 5, 2014
Assuming that members of Congress who live in D.C. are adults, they, too, will be permitted to get stoned at their leisure.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?
November 5, 2014
She said she wrote the letter because the president is not permitted direct contact with soldiers.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
Such an abattoir would never be permitted to continue in the United States, or indeed the developed (and white) world.Ebola and America’s Childish Narcissism
October 18, 2014
Whether I will be permitted again to look upon your dear faces, I also am ignorant.Brave and Bold
He says, he will convince you of his love by deeds, since he is not permitted by you to express it by words.
May not, however, so deep a sufferer be permitted to speak out?
How willingly would my dear mother shew kindness to me, were she permitted!
At least they ought not to have been permitted to cross the Saltketcher.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
- (tr) to grant permission to do somethingyou are permitted to smoke
- (tr) to consent to or tolerateshe will not permit him to come
- (when intr, often foll by of; when tr, often foll by an infinitive) to allow the possibility (of)the passage permits of two interpretations; his work permits him to relax nowadays
- an official certificate or document granting authorization; licence
- permission, esp written permission
Word Origin and History for permitted
"written statement of permission or license," 1714, from permit (v.).