permit-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: an official document granting permission

Commentary: PERMIT[+artifact][+document][+legal][+granting][+permission]

You'll need a fishing permit to catch anything in this lake.
He is in Britain only on a work permit.
Your parents must sign this permit before you may attend the class field trip.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the authoritative act of granting permission

Commentary: PERMIT[+event][+granting][+authorization][+of_permission]

He discussed the unpublished novel without the author's permit.
The university has extended its permit of this parking lot to graduate students.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a deep-water game fish in the West Indies

Commentary: PERMIT[+entity][+organism][+animal][+fish][+game][+West_Indies]

These waters have large schools of permits, tarpon and yellow jacks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3