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per·mit  (pr-mt)
v. per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting, per·mits
1. To allow the doing of (something); consent to: permit the sale of alcoholic beverages.
2. To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize: permitted him to explain.
3. To afford opportunity or possibility for: weather that permits sailing.
To afford opportunity; allow: if circumstances permit.
n. (p?rmt, pr-mt)
1. Permission, especially in written form.
2. A document or certificate giving permission to do something; a license or warrant: a building permit.

[Middle English permitten, from Latin permittere : per-, through; see per- + mittere, to let go.]

permit·tee (p?rm-t) n.
per·mitter n.
Usage Note: In the sense to allow for, be consistent with, permit is often followed by the preposition of: The wording of the note permits of several interpretations. But of should not be used when the meaning of permit is to give permission: The law permits (not permits of ) camping on the beach.

permit  /prmt/  v. -mitted, -mitting, -mits 1 [T] to allow, let: He would not permit us to leave the building. 2 [I] to make possible or offer the opportunity: If time permits, I will visit my uncle in Miami.
n. /prmt, prmt/ an official document giving s.o. the freedom to do s.t. or go somewhere, such as a gun permit, driving permit, etc. permit

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