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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Permit  \Per*mit"\,  n.  [Cf.  Sp  palamida  a  kind  of  scombroid 
  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.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Permit  \Per*mit"\,  v.  i. 
  To  grant  permission;  to  allow 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Permit  \Per"mit\,  n. 
  Warrant;  license;  leave  permission;  specifically,  a  written 
  license  or  permission  given  to  a  person  or  persons  having 
  authority;  as  a  permit  to  land  goods  subject  to  duty. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Permit  \Per*mit"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Permitted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Permitting}.]  [L.  permittere,  permissum  to  let  through 
  to  allow  permit;  per  +  mittere  to  let  go  send  See  {Per-}, 
  and  {Mission}.] 
  1.  To  consent  to  to  allow  or  suffer  to  be  done  to  tolerate; 
  to  put  up  with 
  What  things  God  doth  neither  command  nor  forbid  .  . 
  .  he  permitteth  with  approbation  either  to  be  done 
  or  left  undone.  --Hooker. 
  2.  To  grant  one  express  license  or  liberty  to  do  an  act  to 
  authorize;  to  give  leave  --  followed  by  an  infinitive. 
  Thou  art  permitted  to  speak  for  thyself.  --Acis 
  xxvi.  1. 
  3.  To  give  over  to  resign;  to  leave  to  commit. 
  Let  us  not  aggravate  our  sorrows,  But  to  the  gods 
  permit  the  event  of  things  --Addison. 
  Syn:  To  allow  let  grant;  admit  suffer;  tolerate;  endure; 
  consent  to 
  Usage:  To  {Allow},  {Permit},  {Suffer},  {Tolerate}.  To  allow 
  is  more  positive,  denoting  (at  least  originally  and 
  etymologically)  a  decided  assent,  either  directly  or 
  by  implication.  To  permit  is  more  negative,  and 
  imports  only  acquiescence  or  an  abstinence  from 
  prevention.  The  distinction,  however,  is  often 
  disregarded  by  good  writers.  To  suffer  has  a  stronger 
  passive  or  negative  sense  than  to  permit,  sometimes 
  implying  against  the  will  sometimes  mere 
  indifference.  To  tolerate  is  to  endure  what  is 
  contrary  to  will  or  desire.  To  suffer  and  to  tolerate 
  are  sometimes  used  without  discrimination. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  legal  document  giving  official  permission  to  do  something 
  [syn:  {license}] 
  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 
  v  1:  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}] 
  2:  make  it  possible  through  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"  [syn:  {let}, 
  {allow}]  [ant:  {prevent}] 
  3:  allow  the  presence  of  "We  don't  allow  dogs  here";  "Children 
  are  not  permitted  beyond  this  point"  [syn:  {allow}] 

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