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Permit Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    permit n
  1. a legal document giving official permission to do something [syn: license, licence]
  2. the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization [syn: license, permission]
  3. large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies [syn: Trachinotus falcatus}] v
  4. consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam" [syn: allow, let, countenance] [ant: forbid, forbid]
  5. make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off" [syn: let, allow] [ant: prevent]
  6. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital" [syn: allow, tolerate] [also: permitting, permitted]
Permit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Permit \Per*mit"\, n. [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.] (a) A large pompano (Trachinotus goodei) of the West Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long. (b) The round pompano. (T. falcatus). [Local, U. S.]
Permit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Permit \Per*mit"\, v. i. To grant permission; to allow.
Permit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Permit \Per"mit\, n. Warrant; license; leave; permission; specifically, a written license or permission given to a person or persons having
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Permit'

  • Permit: Permit may refer to: Permit (fish) Various legal licenses:License : Work permit : Learner's permit : Permit to travel : Construction permit : ...
  • Construction permit: A construction permit or building permit is a permit required in most jurisdiction s for new construction , or adding on to pre-existing ...
  • Work permit: Work permit is a generic term for a legal authorization which allows a person to take employment. jurisdictions require a permit in order to ...
  • Thresher/Permit class submarine: The Thresher/Permit class of United States Navy nuclear attack submarines were the replacement for the Skipjack | submarine | 5 class. ...
  • Disabled parking permit: A disabled parking permit, also known as a handicapped permit, disabled placard, disabled badge and "Blue Badge" in the European Union , is ...
  • Permit (fish): The permit, Trachinotus falcatus, is a game fish of the western Atlantic ocean belonging to the Carangidae family . Adults feed on crab ...
  • USS Permit (SS-178): USS Permit (SS-178), a Porpoise -class submarine , was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the permit . ...
  • USS Permit (SSN-594): USS Permit (SSN-594) became the lead ship of her class of submarine when the former lead ship, Thresher | SSN-593 | 3 was lost. ...

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'Permit' in famous quotation sentence

* Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. - Norman Vincent Peale

* We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

* Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today, at home and around the world - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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