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permit

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[ verb per-mit; noun pur-mit, per-mit ]
/ verb pərˈmɪt; noun ˈpɜr mɪt, pərˈmɪt /
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verb (used with object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.

verb (used without object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.

noun

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permission, permissive, permissively, permissivism, permissory, permit, permittee, permittivity, permonosulfuric acid, permutate, permutation

Origin of permit

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1425–75; late Middle English < Latin permittere to let go through, give leave, equivalent to per- per- + mittere to let or make (someone) go. See admit, commit, etc.
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1. See allow.

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permit

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[ pur-mit ]
/ ˈpɜr mɪt /

noun

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

Origin of permit

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1880–85, Americanism; apparently by folk etymology < Spanish palometa palometa
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verb (pəˈmɪt) -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 (ˈpɜːmɪt)

an official certificate or document granting authorization; licence
permission, esp written permission
Derived Formspermitter, noun

Word Origin for permit

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