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permit

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[ verb per-mit; noun pur-mit, per-mit ]
/ verb p蓹r藞m瑟t; noun 藞p蓽r m瑟t, p蓹r藞m瑟t /
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verb (used with object), per路mit路ted, per路mit路ting.
verb (used without object), per路mit路ted, per路mit路ting.
noun
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Origin of permit

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First recorded in 1425鈥75; late Middle English, from Latin permittere 鈥渢o let go through, give leave,鈥 equivalent to per- per- + mittere 鈥渢o let or make (someone) go鈥; see admit, commit, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM permit

per路mit路tee [pur-mi-tee], /藢p蓽r m瑟藞ti/, nounper路mit路ter, nounun路per路mit路ting, adjective

Other definitions for permit (2 of 2)

permit2
[ pur-mit ]
/ 藞p蓽r m瑟t /

noun
a pompano, Trachinotus falcatus, of the waters off the West Indies.

Origin of permit

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An Americanism dating back to 1880鈥85; apparently by folk etymology from Spanish palometa palometa
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British Dictionary definitions for permit

permit

verb (p蓹藞m瑟t) -mits, -mitting or -mitted
(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
noun (藞p蓽藧m瑟t)
an official certificate or document granting authorization; licence
permission, esp written permission

Derived forms of permit

permitter, noun

Word Origin for permit

C15: from Latin permittere, from per- through + mittere to send
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