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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.]


a person given a permit; someone who is permitted or given permission to do something
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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.
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.
of this Act or because the permittee becomes ineligible under Section
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.
the relevant signals suggest problems, or where a permittee violates the
One of the special conditions states: "The permittee shall provide a clearly marked 20 foot wide pedestrian access to the shoreline from the Sapphire Resort road";
Enforcement officers regularly travel throughout the state and show the video to other permittee groups as well.
2) While the permittees must comply with the TMDL, no permittee was required to participate in the trading program that was voluntary.
C) While this rule attempts to define antifreeze fluids that will protect the environment, it is the responsibility of the permittee to become familiar with safe and proper use of these fluids and to take necessary precautions to ensure groundwater protection.