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permit

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)

permit

noun affirmation, approbation, approval, authorization, carte blanche, certificate, charter, document granting permission, fiat, grant, leave, legalization, license, pass, passport, patent, permission, privilege, sanction, ticket of leave, visa, voucher, warrant
Associated concepts: license

permit

verb 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, enable, entitle, facilitate, give clearance, give connent, give leave, give opportunity for, give permission, give power, grant permission, have no objection, let, license, make possible, remove the obstacles, sanction, suffer, warrant, yield assent
See also: abide, accede, acknowledge, allow, approval, approve, assent, authority, authorize, bear, bestow, capacity, certify, charge, charter, concede, concession, condone, confirm, consent, copyright, dispensation, empower, enable, endure, enfranchise, exception, excuse, exemption, franchise, freedom, grant, invest, key, leave, license, palliate, patent, permission, qualify, receive, recognize, sanction, submit, tolerate, vest, vouchsafe, warrant, yield

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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will cause the permittee to be fined not more than $5000, imprisoned not
unreasonable additional costs on grazing permittees.
2009) ("'Mitigation' means all actions taken by a permittee to avoid, minimize, restore, and compensate for ecological values lost due to a permitted activity.
After upholding permit cancellation triggered by three consecutive years of nonuse, (134) the court disallowed the deletion from the permittee qualification provisions that the applicant be "engaged in the livestock business.
The permittee will be required to define and set performance measures for their system.
Each week or portion of each week cyclones or multi-cyclones operate, the permittee should inspect for exterior holes or for evidence of interior malfunction.
While the models for the law and permittee venues (and their actors) explain 20 to 30 percent of the variation, many of the other models explain 10 percent or less.
The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) distinguishes between permittees and applicants.
The permittee, as part of the permit application, must submit a "conservation plan" (referred to generally as a "habitat conservation plan").
Provides for a fund to assume liability for any unanticipated events which would cause remedial action to be required of the permittee.
In a permit appeal which drew the attention of the EPA, the attorney general and area residents, the permittee forced the EPA to follow its own "sound science" rules which required an evaluation of industry economics and treatment system capabilities before proposing additional treatment.