Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A license or other document given by an authorized public official or agency -- for example, a building inspector or the department of motor vehicles -- that allows a person or business to perform certain acts. Permits are intended to guarantee that laws and regulations are obeyed, but they also are a source of public revenue.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm