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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: license)

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PERMIT. A license or warrant to do something not forbidden bylaw; as, to land goods imported into the United States, after the duties have been paid or secured to be paid. Act of Cong. of 2d March, 1799, s. 49, cl. 2. See form of such a permit, Gord. Dig. Appendix, No. II. 46.

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Permitted work also includes relocation of site utilities and tree removal.
The variety of exhibitions permitted in 2014 also validates Dubai's position as a gateway as well as the strength and diversity of the local private sector, which utilises such fairs as an effective platform to share successful experiences and exchange innovative ideas.
(124) Each nationwide permit incorporates particularized conditions the Corps deems appropriate to the intensity of the permitted activity, such as the amount of soil dredged or the areas excluded from eligibility, and all nationwide permits incorporate a set of general conditions, such as requirements to comply with other applicable laws.
For residents, the new specific permits will detail the vehicle permitted to park and it can be used until the vehicle is sold or the permit-holder moves.
Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management to manage his private range rights in return for the rancher being permitted to participate in the range improvement fund for capital expenditures.
One of the major mine sites in Tennessee actually spans seven permitted zones, but as anyone can see it's just one vast, interconnected mine."
For example, a permitted FAR of six for a zoning lot of 5,000 s/f would allow a building of 30,000 s/f.
Sources undergoing Title V permit reviews now are having their entire permitting history reviewed, specifically to determine whether past modifications should have gone through the PSD or Emission Offset process when they were originally permitted and constructed.
With one exception, the approaches outlined in Notice 98-29 generally accord flexibility to plan sponsors and should be permitted in the proposed regulations.
As proposed, the regulations would have permitted the transfer (or successive transfers) of target stock after an asset acquisition, or of target assets after a stock acquisition.
banking organizations have for some time been permitted, within limits, to meet the competitive pressures of the local markets in which they operate by conducting activities not permitted to them at home.