Meaning of permit

per•mit

Pronunciation: (v.pur-mit'n.pûr'mit, pur-mit'), [key]
— v., n. -mit•ted, -mit•ting,
—v.t.
  1. to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.
  2. to allow to be done or occur: The law does not permit the sale of such drugs.
  3. to tolerate; agree to: a law permitting Roman Catholicism in England.
  4. to afford opportunity for, or admit of: vents to permit the escape of gases.
—v.i.
  1. to grant permission; allow liberty to do something.
  2. to afford opportunity or possibility: Write when time permits.
  3. to allow or admit (usually fol. by of&hasp;): statements that permit of no denial.
—n.
  1. an authoritative or official certificate of permission; license: a fishing permit.
  2. a written order granting special permission to do something.
  3. permission.

per•mit

Pronunciation: (pûr'mit), [key]
— n.
  1. a pompano, Trachinotus falcatus, of the waters off the West Indies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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