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
Examples from the Web for permitting
Some border points are closed and they are not permitting all refugees to enter.
The council voted in favor of permitting up to 182 shops that existed before 2008 to stay open if they conform to stricter rules.What Will Los Angeles’ Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Mean?|Gregory Gilderman|July 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the Penn State board should not be permitting them just yet.Penn State Should Cancel the Rest of Its Football Season|Michael Tomasky|November 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The permitting process has also been beefed up, along with a drilling safety rule the Obama administration introduced in October.
Better still, they can do it for one-fifth the cost and avoid the nightmarish process of nuclear licensing and permitting.
Rube watched the guerrilleros, permitting his head to be seen by them.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
Then allow tone to float in the air, permitting no force whatever.Seed Thoughts for Singers|Frank Herbert Tubbs
The Duke, in the exercise of his marital authority, took her from Court, not permitting her any longer to visit Versailles.Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sutherland Menzies
Look at the chance we took by permitting them to hold her even briefly.Twelve Times Zero|Howard Carleton Browne
And trying to bribe me into permitting you to escape—what the deuce have you been monkeying with?Kindred of the Dust|Peter B. Kyne
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.).