permit (p[schwa]r-mit), n. A certificate evidencing permission; a license (a gun permit).

permit (p[schwa]r-mit), vb.

1. To consent to formally (permit the inspection to be carried out).

2. To give opportunity for (lax security permitted the escape).

3. To allow or admit of (if the law so permits).

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