permittedly, adv.permittee /perr'mi tee"/, n.permitter, n.
v. /peuhr mit"/; n. /perr"mit, peuhr mit"/, v., permitted, permitting, n.
1. to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.
2. to allow to be done or occur: The law does not permit the sale of such drugs.
3. to tolerate; agree to: a law permitting Roman Catholicism in England.
4. to afford opportunity for, or admit of: vents to permit the escape of gases.
5. to grant permission; allow liberty to do something.
6. to afford opportunity or possibility: Write when time permits.
7. to allow or admit (usually fol. by of): statements that permit of no denial.
8. an authoritative or official certificate of permission; license: a fishing permit.
9. a written order granting special permission to do something.
10. permission.
[1425-75; late ME < L permittere to let go through, give leave, equiv. to per- PER- + mittere to let or make (someone) go. See ADMIT, COMMIT, etc.]
Syn. 1. See allow. 8. franchise.
Ant. 1. refuse.
/perr"mit/, n.
a pompano, Trachinotus falcatus, of the waters off the West Indies.
[1880-85, Amer.; appar. by folk etym. < Sp palometa PALOMETA]

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      marine fish, a species of pompano (q.v.).

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