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English definition of “permit”

permit

noun [C]     /ˈpɜːmɪt/
an official document that allows you to do something or go somewhere : grant/apply for/issue a permit The agency declined to issue a permit.permit for sth The permit for exploratory drilling is good for 30 days .permit to do sth Retailers need a permit to sell fireworks .
→ See also building permit, construction permit, export permit, import permit, residence permit, work permit
(Definition of permit noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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