per·mit /'pər-ˌmit, pər-'mit/ n: a written warrant or license granted by one having authoritya building permit
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
affirmation, approbation, approval, authority, authorization, carte blanche, certificate, charter, confirmation, document granting permission, fiat, grant, leave, legalization, license, pass, passport, patent, permission, privilege, sanction, ticket of leave, visa, voucher, warrant
associated concepts: license
accord one's approval, agree to, allow, approve, approve of, assent, authorize, award assent, be in favor of, be indulgent of, confer a privilege, consent, empower, enable, entitle, facilitate, give clearance, give consent, give leave, give opportunity for, give permission, give power, grant permission, have no objection, let, license, make possible, remove the obstacles, sanction, suffer, tolerate, warrant, yield assent
abide, accede (concede), allow (authorize), allow (endure), approval, assent, authorize, bear (tolerate), bestow, capacity (authority), certify (approve), charge (empower), charter (license), charter (sanction), concede, concession (authorization), condone, confirm, consent (noun), consent (verb), copyright, dispensation (exception), empower, enable, enfranchise, exemption, franchise (license), freedom, grant (concede), invest (vest), key (passport), leave (allow to remain), license, palliate (excuse), patent, qualify (meet standards), receive (permit to enter), recognize (acknowledge), sanction (permission), sanction, tolerate, vouchsafe, warrant (authorization), yield (submit)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To authorize or consent to something; to allow.n.An official document authorizing someone to do something.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
A license or other document given by an authorized public official or agency — for example, a building inspector or the department of motor vehicles — that allows a person or business to perform certain acts. Permits are intended to guarantee that laws and regulations are obeyed, but they also are a source of public revenue.Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Name, Location & LicensesCategory: Real Estate & Rental Property
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
1) v. to allow by silence, agreement or giving a license.2) n. a license or other document given by an authorized public official or agency (building inspector, department of motor vehicles) to allow a person or business to perform certain acts. These can include building a structure, using a building, driving on the highway, conducting a retail business, and dozens of other activities. The purpose of permits is supposedly to guarantee that laws and regulations have been obeyed, but they also are a source of public revenue.See also: license
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.