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Definition of Permit

Permit

  1. A large pompano (Trachinotus goodei) of the West Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long.
  2. The round pompano. (T. falcatus).
  3. To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with.
  4. To grant (one) express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; -- followed by an infinitive.
  5. To give over; to resign; to leave; to commit.
  6. To grant permission; to allow.
  7. 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.

Permit Quotations

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
Peter Marshall

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the voyeurism of Reality TV, the viewer's passivity is kept intact, pampered and massaged and force-fed Chicken McNuggets of carefully edited snippets that permit him or her to sit in easy judgment and feel superior at watching familiar strangers make fools of themselves. Reality TV looks in only one direction: down.
James Wolcott

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
Francis of Assisi

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
John F. Kennedy
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Permit Translations

permit in Danish is tillade
permit in Dutch is gedogen, toestaan, toelaten
permit in Finnish is sallia
permit in French is permettre, permets, permettons, permettez, permis
permit in German is Erlaubnisschein, zulassen, zulassen, erlauben
permit in Italian is permettere, permettere, nullaosta, modulo
permit in Latin is sino, licentio, patior
permit in Spanish is permitir, aprobacion, consentir, halo
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