verb (used with object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.
- permonosulfuric acid,
Origin of permit1
Origin of permit2
Examples from the Web for permit
“Please, please do not permit this to happen here in Florida,” wrote Cris K. Smith of East Polk County.
Before we get to all that, permit me a brief reflection on this matter of Steve Scalise.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We are developing a strategy next year that will permit them to march in the street.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest|David Freedlander|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or perhaps EBT programs could permit the purchase of ethical items based on a sliding price scale.
The organizers of the protest, who did not have a permit for the sit-in, refused to leave and police began to arrest them in mass.Occupy Climate Change! Hundreds Blame Capitalism at Flood Wall Street Rally|Jacob Siegel|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An attempt to remove it, the surgeons determined, would be more hazardous to life than to permit it to remain.The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks
If I say you must not leave here; that I will not permit my ward to work for her living?Medoline Selwyn's Work|Mrs. J. J. Colter
A husband ought never to take his wife to the country nor permit her to go there.The Physiology of Marriage, Complete|Honore de Balzac
The ground for refusing to permit him to continue his address was stated to be irrelevancy to the question at issue.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
"You must permit me to wash the wound on your head first," she insisted.Gordon Craig|Randall Parrish
verb (pəˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting or -mitted
Word Origin for permit
late 15c., from Middle French permetre and directly from Latin permittere "let pass, let go, let loose; give up, hand over; let, allow, grant, permit," from per- "through" (see per) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Related: Permitted; permitting.
"written statement of permission or license," 1714, from permit (v.).