Permit

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Definition

a permit: a license, a pass, an authorization
noun
I don't have a permit authorizing me to destroy this building... yet!

Be careful:

a driver's license a document that gives permission to drive

to permit: to allow, to sanction, to let
verb
Smoking is not permitted in the building, but you can go outside and smoke.

Examples

  • "And unless you have my approval, Delavigne will never get that permit to build a new retail store."
  • "Personally, I intend to achieve my goals as soon as humanly possible, and in one case, as soon as time travel technology permits."
  • "All signs indicate that outsourcing is providing an enormous economic service for western corporations, permitting them to save time and money by subcontracting their production to offshore companies."

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