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permitted adj : possible to allow; "a degree of freedom allowable among friends" [syn: allowable]permit


1 a legal document giving official permission to do something [syn: license, licence]
2 the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization [syn: license, permission]
3 large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies [syn: Trachinotus falcatus]


1 consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam" [syn: allow, let, countenance] [ant: forbid, forbid]
2 make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off" [syn: let, allow] [ant: prevent]
3 allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting; "We don't allow dogs here"; "Children are not permitted beyond this point"; "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital" [syn: allow, tolerate] [also: permitting, permitted]permitted See permit

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