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per·mit 1

v. per·mit·ted, per·mit·ting, per·mits
1. To allow the doing of (something); consent to: permit the sale of alcoholic beverages.
2. To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize: permitted him to explain.
3. To afford opportunity or possibility for: weather that permits sailing.
To afford opportunity; allow: if circumstances permit.
n. (pûr′mĭt, pər-mĭt′)
A document or certificate giving permission to do something: a building permit.

[Middle English permitten, from Latin permittere : per-, through; see per- + mittere, to let go.]

per′mit·tee′ (pûr′mĭ-tē′) n.
per·mit′ter n.

per·mit 2

(pûr′mĭt, pər-mĭt′)
A carangid fish (Trachinotus falcatus) of the western Atlantic Ocean, having a laterally compressed silvery body and a deeply forked tail and valued as a food and game fish.

[Alteration of Spanish palometa, a species of pompano (Trachinotus ovatus), any of several other species of fish, probably ultimately from Doric Greek *pālamus, pālamud-, variant of Greek pēlamus, pēlamud-, young tuna, tuna in its first year, of unknown origin.]
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a person given a permit; someone who is permitted or given permission to do something
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A quarry permittee is only allowed to extract a maximum of 10,000 cubic meters of quarry materials per year.
In addition, the licensee must indemnify and hold harmless the city against any additional or uncovered third-party claims that arise out of the permittee's operations.
The Sibulan LGU clarified that all the procedures had been undertaken for the tree-cutting, one of which is for the permittee to replace the trees to be cut with 300 seedlings of indigenous tree species with at least one meter in height.
performance of the mitigation shifts from the permittee to the
Such environmental program shall be incorporated in the work program which the contractor or permittee shall submit as an accompanying document to the application for a mineral agreement or permit.
If a consumptive use permittee violates permit conditions pursuant to F.S.
The friend had a depredation permit from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, which is something that is granted by the State of California to allow the permittee to kill a nuisance bear.
Once construction is underway, many permits require that the permittee meet certain special conditions during and after construction.
The permittee shall implement the plan as approved by and in accordance with a schedule established by the Director, or his designee.
Currently, a permittee must apply for renewal of the permit at least 90 days before it expires in order for the permittee to continue to operate.