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noun [countable] permit pronunciation in American English /ˈpɜrmɪt/
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singularpermit
pluralpermits
  1. an official document that gives you permission to do something

    Carrying a gun without a permit is punishable by up to four years in prison.

    permit for:

    The council refused to issue a permit for the parade.

    a permit to do something:

    The airplane does not currently have a permit to carry livestock.

    a work/travel/export etc. permit:

    They wouldn’t give him the job without a work permit.

    a permit holder (=someone who has a permit):

    parking for permit holders only

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