verb (used with object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting.
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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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
She said she wrote the letter because the president is not permitted direct contact with soldiers.
This crossed the line, the university said, between education about LGBT people (permitted) and advocacy for them (forbidden).Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition|Jay Michaelson|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Acts called immoral may be prohibited in such a measure as custom recommends; provocations to immoral acts should be permitted.Philosophic Nights In Paris|Remy De Gourmont
Dacres pleaded so earnestly that he was permitted to go with the small crew in search of the missing man.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee"|John De Morgan
I am sure I could find one if permitted to go on my journey.Allegories of Life|Mrs. J. S. Adams
He had permitted the public preaching to continue, but had not introduced it for the first time.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74|John Lothrop Motley
Weapons were not permitted in the guild-halls; and all disputes had to be settled, when both parties had had time to cool off.The Story of Norway|Hjalmar H. Boyesen