What does the word permit mean?

Usage examples for permit

  1. This being done, she ordered her servants out of the room; and told me, " she had many things, if her strength would permit, to say to me. – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  2. Then, if you will permit me, I will see you to it." – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  3. They would never permit- she would never listen. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant