permit
per·mit /'pər-ˌmit, pər-'mit/ n: a written warrant or license granted by one having authority
a building permit

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

permit
I noun affirmation, approbation, approval, authority, authorization, carte blanche, certificate, charter, confirmation, document granting permission, fiat, grant, leave, legalization, license, pass, passport, patent, permission, privilege, sanction, ticket of leave, visa, voucher, warrant associated concepts: license II verb accord one's approval, agree to, allow, approve, approve of, assent, authorize, award assent, be in favor of, be indulgent of, confer a privilege, consent, empower, enable, entitle, facilitate, give clearance, give consent, give leave, give opportunity for, give permission, give power, grant permission, have no objection, let, license, make possible, remove the obstacles, sanction, suffer, tolerate, warrant, yield assent III index abide, accede (concede), allow (authorize), allow (endure), approval, assent, authorize, bear (tolerate), bestow, capacity (authority), certify (approve), charge (empower), charter (license), charter (sanction), concede, concession (authorization), condone, confirm, consent (noun), consent (verb), copyright, dispensation (exception), empower, enable, enfranchise, exemption, franchise (license), freedom, grant (concede), invest (vest), key (passport), leave (allow to remain), license, palliate (excuse), patent, qualify (meet standards), receive (permit to enter), recognize (acknowledge), sanction (permission), sanction, tolerate, vouchsafe, warrant (authorization), yield (submit)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


permit
v.
To authorize or consent to something; to allow.
n.
An official document authorizing someone to do something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


permit
A license or other document given by an authorized public official or agency — for example, a building inspector or the department of motor vehicles — that allows a person or business to perform certain acts. Permits are intended to guarantee that laws and regulations are obeyed, but they also are a source of public revenue.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Name, Location & Licenses
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

permit
   1) v. to allow by silence, agreement or giving a license.
   2) n. a license or other document given by an authorized public official or agency (building inspector, department of motor vehicles) to allow a person or business to perform certain acts. These can include building a structure, using a building, driving on the highway, conducting a retail business, and dozens of other activities. The purpose of permits is supposedly to guarantee that laws and regulations have been obeyed, but they also are a source of public revenue.
   See also: license

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • permit — per‧mit [ˈpɜːmɪt ǁ ˈpɜːr ] noun [countable] LAW an official document stating that someone is allowed to do something: • The government would issue permits for fishing. permit to do something • The company requested a permit to operate a hazardous …   Financial and business terms

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permit — permit1 [pər mit′; ] for n. [ pʉr′mit΄, pər mit′] vt. permitted, permitting [LME permitten < L permittere < per, through + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to allow; consent to; tolerate [smoking is not permitted here] 2. to give… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permit — [n] authorization admittance, allowance, charter, concession, consent, empowering, favor, franchise, go ahead*, grant, green light*, indulgence, leave, legalization, liberty, license, pass, passport, patent, permission, privilege, safe conduct,… …   New thesaurus

  • permit — ► VERB (permitted, permitting) 1) give permission to (someone) or for (something). 2) make possible. 3) (permit of) formal allow for; admit of. ► NOUN ▪ an official document giving permission to do something …   English terms dictionary

  • Permit — Per*mit , v. i. To grant permission; to allow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Permit — Per*mit , n. [Cf. Sp. palamida a kind of scombroid fish.] (a) A large pompano ({Trachinotus goodei}) of the West Indies, Florida, etc. It becomes about three feet long. (b) The round pompano. ({Trachinotus falcatus}). [Local, U. S.] [Webster 1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permit — (v.) late 15c., from M.Fr. permetre, from L. permittere give up, allow, allow to pass through, from per through + mittere let go, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Related: Permitted; permitting. The noun is first recorded 1714 …   Etymology dictionary

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