- to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.
- to allow to be done or occur: The law does not permit the sale of such drugs.
- to tolerate; agree to: a law permitting Roman Catholicism in England.
- to afford opportunity for, or admit of: vents to permit the escape of gases.
- to grant permission; allow liberty to do something.
- to afford opportunity or possibility: Write when time permits.
- to allow or admit (usually followed by of): statements that permit of no denial.
- an authoritative or official certificate of permission; license: a fishing permit.
- a written order granting special permission to do something.
Origin of permit1
Synonyms for permit
Antonyms for permit
Examples from the Web for unpermitted
Historical Examples of unpermitted
Madge, unpermitted, had taken it into the kitchen to polish the frame of oak.The Worn Doorstep
See how I come to you, unpermitted, from those who cajole each other, and I show you my heart.The Lion's Brood
Mr. Hallam must pardon me for saying that this is not a matter in which doubt is unpermitted.History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.
James Anthony Froude
- (tr) to grant permission to do somethingyou are permitted to smoke
- (tr) to consent to or tolerateshe will not permit him to come
- (when intr, often foll by of; when tr, often foll by an infinitive) to allow the possibility (of)the passage permits of two interpretations; his work permits him to relax nowadays
- an official certificate or document granting authorization; licence
- permission, esp written permission
Word Origin for permit
Word Origin and History for unpermitted
"written statement of permission or license," 1714, from permit (v.).