permit

Definitions (2)

1. Legal authorization to conduct an activity; written, verbal, or other permission to perform an action. "During the most busy times of the year, our boss would not permit the employees to take any extra vacation time, because he needed us all at work to make sure everything was done on time."
2. The physical item which grants someone permission to do something. For example, a state-issued driver's license gives the license holder permission to operate a motor vehicle.

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I finally got my permit and could drive on the road with my dad, so I could learn how to drive.

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You may need to get a special permit to be able to do your business in a certain area or region.

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The company filed for the appropriate permit to conduct it's business in the particular fashion it intends to in order to service it's niche market.

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