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noun [countable] permit pronunciation in American English /ˈpɜrmɪt/
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  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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