Thus, the process PERMIT may be represented, simplistically, as follows:
is-a directive-event agent human beneficiary human theme event
agent permit.beneficiary precond have-authority
agent permit.agent theme OR permit.beneficiary
The concept is characterized as a DIRECTIVE EVENT, which is a descendant of MENTAL EVENT, which is, of course, ultimately a descendant of EVENT. The event has a human agent and a human beneficiary and it concerns an event involving that beneficiary as an agent: provided that the agent of PERMIT, permit.agent has the authority to allow the beneficiary to be the agent of that event (i.e. to perform a certain act) and/or the authority over that kind of act, the beneficiary of PERMIT, permit.beneficiary, is licensed to bring about the event by committing an appropriate act.