From (etyl) permitten, from (etyl) permettre, from (etyl) .
* (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
To allow (something) to happen, to give permission for.
- Let us not aggravate our sorrows, / But to the gods permit the event of things.
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* 1930 , "Presbytarians", Time , 19 Dec 1930:
To allow (someone) to do something; to give permission to.
* 2009 , Patricia Cohen, New York Times , 17 Jan 09, p. 1:
- Last week the decision on two points was conclusive: the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. will not permit' ordination of women as ministers, but will ' permit their election as ruling elders, permission which makes possible a woman as moderator.
To allow for, to make something possible.
* 2006 , Mary Riddell, "Trident is a Weapon of Mass Destruction", The Observer , 3 Dec 06:
- He was ultimately cleared, but during that period, Mr. Ackman said, his lawyers would not permit him to defend himself publicly.
* 2009 , John Mitchell, "Clubs Preview", The Guardian , 25 Jul 09:
- What was left to say? Quite a lot, if only parliamentary time permitted .
To allow, to admit (of).
* 1910 , , "Reginald in Russia", Reginald in Russia :
- For snackage there's a 1950s-themed diner plus a barbie on the terrace, weather permitting .
* 2007 , Ian Jack, The Guardian , 22 Sep 07:
- ‘You English are always so frivolous,’ said the Princess. ‘In Russia we have too many troubles to permit of our being light-hearted.’
(pronounced like noun) To grant formal authorization for (something).
- "As an instrument of economic policy, incantation does not permit of minor doubts or scruples."
(pronounced like noun) To attempt to obtain or succeed in obtaining formal authorization for (something).
* This is a catenative verb that in the active form takes the gerund (-ing)'', but in passive takes the ''to infinitive . See
(obsolete) Formal permission.
An artifact or document rendering something allowed or legal.
- A construction permit can be obtained from the town offices.
- Go over to the park office and get a permit for the
- 3 shelter.
An irregular borrowing from (etyl) (m), probably from a Doric variant of (etyl) .
A pompano of the species .
Not permissible; not to be permitted or allowed.