- that can be permitted; allowable: a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible!
Origin of permissible
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allowed, sanctioned, lawful, legal, tolerated.
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Examples from the Web for permissibility
The physician is frequently consulted as to the permissibility or danger of marriages between near relations.Woman
William J. Robinson
But if this is to be legal, the whole principle of the permissibility of counter practice is granted.Science and Education
Thomas H. Huxley
This is obviously not the place to discourse at length on the permissibility of suicide.
- permitted; allowable
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Word Origin and History for permissibility
early 15c., from Old French permissible (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin permissibilis, from permiss-, past participle stem of Latin permittere (see permit (v.)).
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