—n.pûr'mit, pur-mit'), [key]
—v., -mit•ted, -mit•ting,
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.
1. to grant permission; allow liberty to do something.
2. to afford opportunity or possibility: Write when time permits.
3. to allow or admit (usually fol. by of): statements that permit of no denial.
1. an authoritative or official certificate of permission; license: a fishing permit.
2. a written order granting special permission to do something.
Pronunciation: (pûr'mit), [key]
a pompano, Trachinotus falcatus, of the waters off the West Indies.
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