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v. "[A]llow or permit: sanction." (Weiser).
v. (With 'to be') set free.
v. (With 'to be') nullify (often with 'neder').
"Since the bochrim needed to pack for Bein HaZmanim, the mashgiach matired keeping the lights on past midnight." (Weiser)
"After the Holocaust, this posek was able to be matir many agunos."
"A neder is baggage that we take with us – once said or accepted we cannot get rid of it unless we fulfill it or are matir it." (source)
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מַתִּיר (pres. masc. sg. of לְהַתִּיר l'hatir 'to untie; to release; to permit')
to be matir
As an antonym to "ahser" (prohibit), which is, uncharacteristically of Yeshivish verbs derived from Hebrew, conjugated in the manner of weak English verbs, "matir" is often so conjugated, though it may be conjugated paraphrastically, using "be" as its auxiliary verb.
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