verb (used with object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.
Origin of permit1
Synonyms for permit
Antonyms for permit
Related Words for permittedsanctioned, acceptable, licensed, authorized, allowable, approved, allowed, okay, favored, let, consented, accorded, chartered, conceded
Examples from the Web for permitted
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of permitted
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
verb (pəˈmɪt) -mits, -mitting or -mitted
Word Origin for permit
"written statement of permission or license," 1714, from permit (v.).