Definition of "Permit" :
noun: the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
noun: large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies
noun: a legal document giving official permission to do something
verb: consent to, give permission
"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband."
verb: allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
"Children are not permitted beyond this point."
verb: make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
"This permits the water to rush in."