(Per`me*a"tion) n. The act of permeating, passing through, or spreading throughout, the
pores or interstices of any substance.
Here is not a mere involution only, but a spiritual permeation and inexistence.Bp. Hall.
(Per"mi*an) a. [From the ancient kingdom of Permia, where the Permian formation exists.]
(Geol.) Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous,
and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and Paleozoic era. n. The Permian period. See
Chart of Geology.
(Per"mi*ans) n. pl.; sing. Permian (Ethnol.) A tribe belonging to the Finnic race, and inhabiting
a portion of Russia.
(Per*mis"ci*ble) a. [L. permiscere to mingle; per + miscere to mix.] Capable of being
(Per*miss") n. [See Permit.] A permitted choice; a rhetorical figure in which a thing is committed
to the decision of one's opponent. [Obs.] Milton.
(Per*mis`si*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being permissible; permissibleness; allowableness.
(Per*mis"si*ble) a. That may be permitted; allowable; admissible. Per*mis"si*ble*ness,
n. Per*mis"si*bly, adv.
(Per*mis"sion) n. [L. permissio: cf. F. permission. See Permit.] The act of permitting or
allowing; formal consent; authorization; leave; license or liberty granted.
High permission of all-ruling Heaven.Milton.
You have given me your permission for this address.Dryden.
Syn. Leave; liberty; license. Leave, Permission. Leave implies that the recipient may decide
whether to use the license granted or not. Permission is the absence on the part of another of anything
preventive, and in general, at least by implication, signifies approval.
1. Permitting; granting leave or liberty. "By his permissive will." Milton.
2. Permitted; tolerated; suffered. Milton.
(Per*mis"sive*ly), adv. In a permissive manner.
(Per*mis"tion) n. [L. permistio, permixtio, fr. permiscere, permistum, and permixtum.
See Permiscible.] The act of mixing; the state of being mingled; mixture. [Written also permixtion.]
(Per*mit") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Permitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Permitting.] [L. permittere, permissum,
to let through, to allow, permit; per + mittere to let go, send. See Per-, and Mission.]
1. To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with.
What things God doth neither command nor forbid . . . he permitteth with approbation either to be
done or left undone.Hooker.