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permit

Definition of permit

Etymology

    Middle English permitten, from Middle French permettre, from Latin permittere ("to give up, to allow").

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈpɜːmɪt/ (UK) or /ˈpɝmɪt/ (US)
  • SAMPA: {{{1}}} /"p3:mIt/ (UK) or /"p3`mIt/ (US)
  • Audio (US) [?]

Noun

permit (plural permits)

  1. An artifact or document rendering something allowed or legal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pəˈmɪt/ (UK) or /pɚˈmɪt/ (US)
  • SAMPA: {{{1}}} /p@"mIt/ (UK) or /p@`"mIt/ (US)
  • Audio (US) [?]

Verb

to permit (third-person singular simple present permits, present participle permitting, simple past and past participle permitted)

  1. Allow to happen
  2. Legalise

Usage notes

This is a catenative verb that in the active form takes the gerund (-ing), but in passive takes the to infinitive.

Derived terms

References:

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