permit (n.) Look up permit at Dictionary.com
"written statement of permission or licence," 1714, from permit (v.).
permit (v.) Look up permit at Dictionary.com
late 15c., from Middle French permetre and directly from Latin permittere "let pass, let go, let loose; give up, hand over; let, allow, grant, permit," from per "through" (see per) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Related: Permitted; permitting.