allowed or tolerated: One lettuce contained a gene-mutating compound at over sixty times the permitted level.
given permission to do something; authorized: Some of the user-uploaded data should only be accessible to a permitted group of users.
the simple past tense and past participle of permit1.
- per·mit·ted·ly, adverb
- non·per·mit·ted, adjective
- un·per·mit·ted, adjective
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How to use permitted in a sentence
Protecting the experience from overcrowding is the equivalent of limiting permits to run the Grand Canyon.
The state has begun to penalize local businesses that violate the requirement by suspending food permits and other business licenses.Virginia’s coronavirus numbers are rising. Here’s what you need to know. | Antonio Olivo | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
All Phillips has to do is agree to follow the rules to get his permit back, the state said — but in another letter to parents he made clear he does not intend to do so.After Virginia faulted a Christian day care for lack of masks, pastor told parents covid was a ‘hoax’ | Meagan Flynn, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Michelle Boorstein | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
It is not unusual, Litterst added, for permits to be doled out the week before the event takes place.What will Inauguration Day look like amid a pandemic? | Emily Davies, Justin Jouvenal | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
In this case, the owners of the property bulldozed the structures on the site and started construction of new homes before applying for the shoreline setback permit.Oceanfront Property Tied to Obama Granted Exemption From Hawaii’s Environmental Laws | by Sophie Cocke, Honolulu Star-Advertiser | November 18, 2020 | ProPublica
The only physician she was permitted to see was the jail doctor.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences | Emily Shire | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Geoffrey Robertson | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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? | Abby Haglage | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She said she wrote the letter because the president is not permitted direct contact with soldiers.
Such an abattoir would never be permitted to continue in the United States, or indeed the developed (and white) world.
In most club card-rooms smoking is not permitted, but at the Pandemonium it is the fashion to smoke everywhere.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
But there is a pinnacle of human success and of human opinion, on which human foot was never yet permitted to rest.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
This unreasoning, feminine obstinacy so wrought upon him that he permitted himself a smile and a lapse into irony and banter.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
They had been permitted to sit up till after the ice-cream, which naturally marked the limit of human indulgence.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Once he permitted himself a digression, that he might point a moral for the benefit of his servant.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini